Kim Weaver | July 12, 2016
So how’d you feel yesterday when you learned that Steve King proudly displays a Confederate flag in his office? Angry? Disgusted? Whatever word best describes your emotional reaction, I bet you weren’t surprised.
My opponent is Iowa's single greatest embarrassment. I suspect we all agree on that. Can we also agree that in these times when tensions are so high - between left and right, between police and protesters - his hateful and purposely divisive language is dangerous? The Des Moines Register Editorial Board thinks so. Here’s an excerpt from what they published this morning:
At this point, most Iowans have come to grips with the fact that every 60 days or so U.S. Rep. Steve King will erupt like a volcano and spew forth some sort of racially tinged nonsense that embarrasses them all.
Last week, however, King did more than spout his usual stream of inanities. In the aftermath of the horrific shooting of 12 Dallas police officers, King took to Twitter and blamed the deadly attack on the president of the United States:
#DallasPoliceShooting has roots in first of anti-white/anti-cop events illuminated by Obama … Officer Crowley. There were others.
Given its timing, this is a supremely dangerous, reckless accusation for the congressman to make.
Please, please help me make him Former Congressman Steve King!
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