Steve King REALLY crossed the line this time!

Kim Weaver | July 19, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for our campaign. Scratch that, more like a rollercoaster ride!

Many of you are clearly aware of what I'm talking about, and the primary purpose of this email is to say THANK YOU! The outpouring of support has been a little overwhelming. So much so, in fact, that I also need to say “Welcome!” to many new followers of our campaign, for whom this will be their first email. We’re thrilled you’ve taken an interest in this race and we welcome you to our fight.

If you don’t already know about the latest "Can you believe what Steve King said?!" uproar, last night on MSNBC, my opponent made what many are calling his most outrageous comment to date. (And if you know anything about my opponent, that’s really saying something!) I’ll spare you the details, they’re easily accessible in all corners of the internet, but here are some of the headlines.

Des Moines Register: Steve King creates uproar
questioning contributions of non-white people
 
New York Times: What, Congressman King asks,
Have Nonwhites Done for Civilization
 
Vox: US Rep. Steve King preaches
literal white supremacy on national TV
 
The Intercept: Republican Congressman
Steve King Sets White Supremacist Tone
 
Vanity Fair: Congressman Steve King Makes
White Supremacist Comments On Live TV

Yes, it was that bad!

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“This whole ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you
to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that
have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about?
Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

 

Look, I don’t mind people making fun of Steve King. What does bother me is when, because of Steve King, people make fun of Iowa. And it really bothers me when they make fun of Iowans. I know you’ve read the comments many times before. “What’s wrong with the people of Iowa?!” “Well, if they keep voting him in, they deserve him!” Every time I see words like these I just cringe. Because I know he doesn’t represent so many of the great people of my home state.

We need to put an end to this madness. I don’t know what’s going to come out of Mr. King’s mouth next, but I can tell you that I’m already fed up.

If you’re one of the hundreds of people who’ve donated to the cause since Congressman King’s blatantly racist remarks last night, THANK YOU! If you'd like to join the hundreds of people who've said "ENOUGH!" with a contribution, you can donate here.

Again, welcome to all of you new folks, and THANK YOU to everyone who’s been so supportive since we embarked on this mission.

 

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