“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Steve King said.
The week before Election Day 2018, some Republican leaders were prepared to effectively cut Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) loose. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) publicly denounced the Iowan’s “racist” antics, adding, “We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior.”
King won re-election anyway – though J. D. Scholten (D) did keep it close – which affords him the opportunity to make comments like these to the New York Times.
This afternoon, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the House Republican Conference chair, wrote on Twitter, in reference to her colleague’s quotes, “These comments are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse.

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