Back in November, I noted that Rep. Steve King of Iowa’s 4th Congressional District is a white nationalist, favors a concrete border wall, compared immigrants to dogs, retweets Nazi sympathizers, said that only white people contribute to “civilization,” said that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” and has a Confederate flag on his desk. Read my post, with complete references, here.
Earlier this year, King lost his spot on the House Judiciary and Agriculture committees when he said in an interview that he did not think the phrases “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were offensive.
You would think that King has learned to keep his mouth shut. He has not.
Here is a taste of Alex Kirkpatrick’s piece at KCCI-Des Moines:
Rep. Steve King told constituents Tuesday that he has “better insight into what (Jesus) went through for us,” likening criticism from “accusers” in the U.S. House after fellow GOP colleagues stripped him of committee assignments.
King made the comments at a town hall meeting in Cherokee, a couple of days after Easter Sunday in which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“For all that I’ve been through — and it seems strange for me to say it — but I am at a certain peace, and it is because of a lot of prayers for me,” King said, according to a Facebook live video posted on his page.
“When I have to step down to the floor of the House of Representatives and look up at those 400-and-some accusers, you know we just passed through Easter and Christ’s passion, and I have better insight into what he went through for us, partly because of that experience,” the Kiron Republican, who is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, continued.
Read the entire piece here.