GOP Rep. Steve King Endorses Open White Supremacist

The Des Moines Register reports:

U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican who has a history of controversial remarks, is praising a Canadian political candidate who is far-right and a white nationalist.

King tweeted Tuesday night in support of Faith Goldy, a candidate for Toronto mayor, describing her as an excellent candidate who is “pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, pro balanced budget, &…BEST of all, Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values. @FaithGoldy will not be silenced.”

Kedron Bardwell, who chairs the political science department at Simpson College in Indianola, said Goldy has claimed “Canada is undergoing a ‘white genocide.'” Goldy also “appeared on the Neo-Nazi/white supremacist web site ‘Daily Stormer,’ and was fired by a Canadian right wing/anti-Muslim site for being too extreme,” Bardwell said.

Right Wing Watch reports:

In 2017, Goldy was fired from Rebel Media—a notoriously far-right Canadian outlet—after she appeared on a neo-Nazi podcast while attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists terrorized the streets and a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd, killing Heather Heyer.

Later that year, Goldy identified herself as a white nationalist while appearing on the web-based white supremacist radio outlet Red Ice.

She’s recited and defended the “14 Words” white supremacist slogan and said the “pervasiveness of homosexuality” enabled Nazi Germany. Goldy has recommended literature that advocates for the “elimination of Jews” and has pulled supporters from local extremist groups to work her campaign for mayor.

King’s own history of racist and white supremacist positions has, of course, been well-documented here on JMG.