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Republican Rep. Steve King asks why white supremacy has 'become offensive,' sparking a new wave of condemnation

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has long expressed racist views, asked why terms like white supremacy and white nationalism had "become offensive" in an interview The New York Times published on Thursday.
King has a strong relationship with President Donald Trump, who shares many of the congressman's far-right views on immigration and white identity politics.
Some conservatives are now calling for Congress to "censure" King - formally reprimanding him for his comments.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who has long demonized immigrants and decried diversity and multiculturalism, asked...
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House Republicans Slam Rep. Steve King for Asking When the Term ‘White Supremacist' Became ‘Offensive'

House Republicans Slam Rep. Steve King for Asking When the Term ‘White Supremacist' Became ‘Offensive'

11 days ago   |   By Time

House Republicans are criticizing a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they say are “racist” comments.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times as saying: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?”
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, tweets that King's remarks are “abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse.”
These comments are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse. Steve King asks how terms 'white nationalist' and 'white...
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