You hang out with and support stupid people, you’re gone. Rep. Steve King loses Iowa GOP primary battle. One of the happiest folks to see King gone was Cortez. She labeled him a white supremacist, and he did nothing to dispute that.
Representative Steve King, a nine-term Iowa Republican who had been rebuked by party leaders and stripped of committee assignments over his inflammatory statements about race and immigration, was defeated in a primary on Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported.
Randy Feenstra, a state senator, took advantage of the intra-party dissatisfaction with King and endorsements by party leaders to take the GOP nomination to run for the seat in November’s election.
The Republican Party, Business Community, and last night the people of his district all said King had to go. The nail in the coffin was his publicly endorseing a white nationalist candidate for mayor in Toronto. The candidate, Faith Goldy, has promoted books espousing anti-Semitic ideas and defending the white supremacist “14 words” slogan, according to the Toronto Star. We have this from the winner.
“I thank Congressman King for his decades of public service,” he said. “As we turn to the General Election, I will remain focused on my plans to deliver results for the families, farmers and communities of Iowa. But first, we must make sure this seat doesn’t land in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies in Congress.”