White Supremacist Rep. Steve King Wonders Why Being White Supremacist Is Offensive

UNITED STATES- NOVEMBER 28 Rep. Steve King R-Iowa leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol

"Further, it's an obvious attempt to undermine an effective and leading congressional ally of the president's whom Trump frequently refers to as the world's most conservative human being".

"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" the Iowa Republican told the Times.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has responded to a New York Times article, which included quotes from him that sparked quite a bit of controversy.

"I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives", he wrote.

While King has long maintained he is not a racist, he once endorsed a white nationalist for Toronto mayor and lamented "the Great Replacement"-the idea that a nation's families are being replaced by immigrants-in an interview with an Austrian publication".

We reached out to Congressman King's office today to clarify the statement. America's values are expressed in our founding documents, they are attainable by everyone and we take pride that people of all races, religions, and creeds from around the globe aspire to achieve them.

He continued: 'This conviction does not make me a white nationalist or a white supremacist. "I think it was important that he rejected that kind of evil because that's what it is, it's evil ideology".

Last year, King tweeted, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies", later telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that he "meant exactly what I said".

"Congressman Steve King's recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate", tweeted Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, then the chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee.

U.S. Rep. Steve King, who just two months ago won his ninth term in his toughest race to date, already has a Republican challenger in the 2020 primary election. "We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior".

King barely survived a challenge from Democrat J.D. Scholten in November, as his race became nationalized amid a series of controversial public comments.

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