Republican Congressman Gets Shutdown By Twitter After He Asks Why Racism Is Offensive

While Donald Trump is busy with his border wall desperation tour, Steve King popped into the news today to remind us that nobody in Washington D.C. is more racist than he is. In an interview with the New York Times, he pondered why the term “white supremacist” was considered to be so offensive these days.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

After the article was published, King rushed to backpedal, announcing that he’s not a white supremacist, just your everyday, run-of-the-mill nationalist.

Shame on you, New York Times, for quoting what Steve King said!

It would be easier to believe that this was simply an unfortunate slip-up if Steve King didn’t have a history of racism so rank and blatant that he’s earned the nickname “Corn Hitler.” As the New York Times article points out, he has spread the idea of the “Great Replacement,” referring to the idea that people of color are “replacing” white people in the U.S. and other white-dominated countries. This is an explicitly white supremacist idea and the basis for a lot of white supremacist philosophy.

Meanwhile, Republicans are still recovering from hearing a congresswoman say the F-word while spreading fake photos of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s feet.

Calls for Steve King to be expelled from Congress are building and the internet is not holding back – on Steve King himself or on Republicans for ignoring his white supremacist statements and actions for years.

Will this be the time that Steve King is removed from Congress for being a racist? Or will he have to show up to work in a full Hitler costume?