GOP Rep. Steve King Fundraises Off Racism Backlash

The Des Moines Register reports:

While Republicans and Democrats are condemning or calling for Rep. Steve King’s resignation after his comments on white nationalism and white supremacy, the congressman is using the backlash to raise money for his campaign.

“The unhinged left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me,” King wrote in a campaign email to his supporters. In the email, King said the New York Times and “rabid leftist media” are coming after him for supporting President Donald Trump and because of his views on immigration.

The email came after a week of controversy from the Times article where King asked “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”