“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King said in an interview with the NY Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” After spewing this ignorance King on Friday claimed he made a “freshmen mistake” while addressing the White House Floor. I don’t know what makes me the maddest the fact that he said that in the First place or the fact that he backtracked like a coward. Prejudice and racism in our leadership is a big problem that never seems to get attention it needs. Our President called the racist idiots in Charlottesville were good people, slightly off subject a Meteorologist named Jeremy Kappell, of WHEC-TV in Rochester, NY called MLK a “coon” on air, and now we have Iowa’s own Steve King showing his true colors and feelings. Personally I don’t care if a person is racist, just don’t say things knowing you’ll have to apologize for it later. This isn’t the first time King has ran off at the mouth about race related subjects
On the U.S. House floor in July 2006, King suggested building a border wall along the country’s southern border and said the top of the fence could be electrified, not to kill a person, but instead discourage them from “fooling around with it.” “We do that with livestock all the time,” King said.
- In March 2008, King said terrorist would celebrate an Obama presidency and that al-Qaeda “would be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11 because they would declare victory in this war on terror.”
- King questioned the contributions of non-white people during a cable television appearance in July 2016 In response to a comment about the lack of diversity seen at the Republican National Convention, King questioned who has made more contributions to civilization than white people.” I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” he said.
There’s more but, I’m sure you get the point. I want to thank King for continuing to show his true colors and I want to shame the people who keep voting for him. This man clearly has no regard for people whose skin doesn’t look like his and I’m sick of this bigots running our country. Change needs to comes sooner and we deserve better leadership than what we have