Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out. I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 4, 2018
Why? Well, besides the fact that Steve King a white nationalist and complete bigot (remember when he said, speaking of Dreamers, that “For every one who’s a valedictorian there’s another 100 out there that—they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 74 pounds of marijuana across the desert”?), he also has the same name as the writer, and the good Stephen King is, frankly, very tired of it.
The bad Steve King is in what has ended up being a close race with Democrat J.D. Scholten for a House seat. But in somewhat good news, a number of companies, including Land O’ Lakes and Intel, recently decided to stop contributing to Congressman King’s campaign. That came after it was revealed that King met with a group of far-right Austrians linked to neo-Nazis while on a European trip that was paid for by a Holocaust memorial group.
Last week, Rep. King had a bit of a public meltdown after being called out on his association with those neo-Nazis.
Republican Congressman from Iowa Steve King just had a meltdown at his own press conference when someone brought up his well-documented history of white nationalist remarks.
He threw a tantrum and had security remove the man who asked the question.pic.twitter.com/1WDzzOPZFE
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 1, 2018
And on Saturday, the New York Times issued a correction to an article, changing a descriptor of Rep. King’s comments from “racially tinged” to just straight-up “racist.”
Trump thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely fucked-up mind.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 17, 2017
Man, those Republicans must have heads and hearts of stone. It’s all I can figure. Our only power is at the ballot box. TURN THEM OUT.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 28, 2018
Although Stephen King is the one who writes the scary novels, it’s really the other King that’s the terrifying one.