Tag Archives: Steve King

AP: Rep. Steve King Is “Fighting For His Political Life”

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he’s compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week’s primary aren’t raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival’s ads don’t mention the time he wondered when the term “white …

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McCarthy: I Never Told Steve King He Was “Exonerated”

The Washington Post reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to endorse Rep. Steve King in his primary election and shot down the Iowa Republican’s claim this week that he’d get back his committee assignments. King, who is facing a tough primary challenge in June, said during a candidate forum Monday that he and McCarthy (R-Calif.) had reached an agreement …

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Top Republicans Oppose Steve King’s “Exoneration”

Roll Call reports: Rep. Steve King said he and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy agreed he should be able to sit on committees, a privilege King was stripped of when he made racist comments in early 2019, but some top Republicans are not open to the idea. Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming — the third-highest ranking Republican in …

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Steve King Claims Coming “Exoneration” By GOP Leader

The Sioux City Journal reports: Northwest Iowa Congressman Steve King said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has agreed to a process by which the nine-term incumbent can get “exoneration” and back on committees that were stripped in January 2019 after King’s controversial published remarks about white supremacy. “On April 20, Kevin McCarthy and I reached an agreement that he would …

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Chamber Of Commerce Ditches King, Backs Opponent

The Des Moines Register reports: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobbying group in the country, is endorsing state Sen. Randy Feenstra for the Republican congressional primary nomination against U.S. Rep. Steve King. Feenstra, of Hull, is one of four Republicans challenging King in Iowa’s June 2 primary. King, of Kiron, has represented northwest Iowa in Congress since …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Wants “Names And Addresses” Of COVID Patients So Others Can Make “Good Decisions”

“If we don’t know who is positive, then how do we know how to help them, pray for them, and how do we know not to visit them, for that matter? “People will say, well, there’s a stigma attached with that today. There may be. But I don’t know why there should be a stigma attached with it. You don’t …

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GOP Coalition To Endorse Rep. Steve King’s Opponent

Axios reports: The Republican Main Street Partnership PAC — which is supporting a group of 53 moderately conservative members of Congress — will endorse Rep. Steve King’s GOP opponent Randy Feenstra for Iowa’s deeply conservative 4th district. The group, which advocates for a sizable, if shrinking part of the Republican caucus, is the first national GOP organization to publicly endorse …

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Steve King: George Soros’s Son Is The Whistleblower

Mediaite reports: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) posted photos of the son of left-wing billionaire George Soros on Thursday, absurdly accusing him of being the White House whistleblower. “Adam Schiff said, ‘I do not know the identity of the whistleblower.’ @RepAdamSchiff here are four strong clues,” posted King, along with four pictures of Soros with Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, …

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Rep. Steve King Drinks From “Toilet” To Own The Libs

“I actually went into that cell where it was reported they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet. I took a drink out of there. And actually it was pretty good! “So I have a videotape and I smacked my lips but I didn’t send it out because this issue really needs to go into the rear …

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Steve King Jokes About Forcing Muslims To Eat Pork

Mediaite reports: While speaking about China’s latest efforts to implement a social credit system, the congressman eventually diverted to talk about how the country treats Muslims. As he noted that a “million” Muslims are being put into camps, having their children taken away and the women undergoing forced sterilization, King eventually chuckled after saying that Muslims are being forced to …

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King Campaign Nearly Broke After Insane Claims

Salon reports: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, held a “No Exception to Life” press conference on Friday, where he again offered a passionate defense of his belief that abortion should be prohibited after the detection of a fetal heartbeat — even in cases of rape and incest. Speaking at a Holiday Inn in Des Moines, Iowa, his home state, the lawmaker …

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Steve King: The Media And GOP Owe Me An Apology

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is demanding an apology from the media and Republican leaders after he remarked last week that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest. At a town hall in Buena Vista County, Iowa, on Saturday, King blamed the controversy on a misquote. He took aim at the Des Moines Register, …

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Liz Cheney: It’s Time For “Appalling” Steve King To Go

The Hill reports: House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) blasted Rep. Steve King on Wednesday and said it was time for the Iowa Republican “to go” amid uproar over his remarks on rape and incest. This is not the first time Cheney has spoken out against King following controversial comments. In January, the Wyoming Republican said King should “find …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Rape And Incest: “Would There Be Any Population Left” Without Those Things?

USA Today reports: Rep. Steve King told an Iowa crowd Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did …

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Iowa Hate Group Leader Endorses King’s Challenger

The Des Moines Register reports: The president of The Family Leader, a prominent conservative Iowa organization, endorsed Rep. Steve King’s primary opponent Thursday. Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO for the evangelical group, announced his support for Iowa Sen. Randy Feenstra in the 4th District Republican primary. Vander Plaats’ endorsement is personal and not on behalf of the organization. Vander …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Barred From Air Force One Flight To His Home State, Other Iowa Reps Flew With Trump

CNN reports: Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who was stripped of his congressional committee assignments earlier this year, was not allowed to fly aboard Air Force One on Tuesday as President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa, two GOP officials say. King, who represents the state’s 4th District in Western Iowa, asked the White House to join the President’s entourage, …

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Rep. Steve King Compares His Suffering To Jesus Christ

The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Tuesday said that the censure he faced earlier this year for controversial statements regarding white nationalism gave him a better understanding to the suffering of Jesus Christ. During a town hall in Cherokee, Iowa, King appeared to compare his experience of being formally rebuked in the House to the trial and persecution …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Posts Violent Civil War Meme

Mediaite reports: Joining in on the internet asshattery of the past week, Rep. Steve King‘s verified Facebook account posted a violent meme fantasizing about red states bashing blue states and boasting about how many bullets “one side” has. The meme was posted just days after the New Zealand massacre that took 50 lives. The bathroom snark was, no doubt, a …

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Leaked Chat Logs Show White Supremacist Hate Group Conspiring To Keep Racist GOP Rep. Steve King In Office

The Huffington Post reports: Newly leaked chat logs linked to a prominent hate group reveal that white nationalists have actively worked to keep Rep. Steve King and his racist ideology in office — by donating to his campaign, calling members of Congress to show their support when King stumbles or by attempting to reach the congressman directly. On Wednesday, an …

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GOP Rep. Steve King To Run For Reelection In 2020

The Des Moines Register reports: A defiant Rep. Steve King confirmed Thursday that he will run for a 10th term as an Iowa congressman, despite controversies over his history of caustic remarks, including about race and immigration. The Kiron Republican has been criticized by national and state leaders of his own party, has been stripped of committee assignments in Congress …

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