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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:57 PM

Republican Leaders Silent Full Day After Congressman Retweets Neo-Nazi - Talking Points Memo

Source: TPM

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) retweeted a neo-Nazi on Tuesday morning. He has faced no consequences for the tweet, and the leaders of his party have so far remained silent.

Europe is waking up…Will America…in time? https://t.co/GqZ3E1lCyh

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 12, 2018

Mark Collett, whom King retweeted, isn’t quiet about his beliefs. According to HuffPost, he’s called himself a Nazi sympathizer, expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and was the subject of the 2002 documentary “Young, Nazi and Proud.”

A year ago, he joined former KKK grand wizard David Duke for an hour-long discussion on, per Duke’s website, “the massive violence that continues to be inflicted on the world by the Jewish dominated left.”

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:59 PM

1. Why do Iowans keep reelecting that insufferable ass?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:20 PM

6. Because our leaders are a reflection of the people

Steve King is elected in Iowa, because Steve King IS Iowa.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:58 PM

10. Not all of Iowa, please.

He reflects his district, not everyone in the entire state.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:21 PM

7. I don't know

Could it be that the people in his district are just like him, only they're too chicken shit to show their true colors in public!

A Republican Congressional district populated by KKK/Neo-Nazi scum of the earth...love King for making their views known to the rest of the country...but lack the courage to come out of the closet they hide in!!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:59 PM

2. republicans are pissing all over America and the ideals that made America great

sad to witness their abject cowardice to stand for what is right and decent.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:01 PM

3. Because GOPers are the party of hate.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:06 PM

4. OMG. This is getting bad. I, for one, will continue to speak up, when i encounter Nazi talk.

To say nothing is to acquiesce.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:06 PM

5. and the Va. GOP nominated a Nazi for the US Senate last night

Sorry I don't compartmentalize them as alt-right white supremacists neo-Confederates etc. - they are Nazis.

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:28 PM

8. +10000000000000.

It’s not a bug with the GOP but a feature.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:49 PM

9. Trump "emboldened" the Nazis... America fought a war against the Nazis and supposedly won. Yet

Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

America fought a war against the Nazis and supposedly won.

Yet here they are marching to "take back America".

" Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him "proud to be white."

He said that he's long held white supremacist views and that Trump's election has "emboldened" him and the members of his own Nazi group. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.b54a0162fe07

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:02 PM

11. Gee, I wonder what Congressmoh yeah, nevermind it was Steve King, I should have known. nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:21 PM

12. It is now normal for the RepubliCon Party; they are the Trump party, brands welded together. . . .nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:30 PM

13. When climate change really gets going & we have immigration of our own countrymen

from the parched, southern states moving to the northern states, will we treat them any better? There are too many people on the planet & climate change is going to make that even more apparent.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

14. "My colleagues have generally been coming by and patting me on the back. And a surprising

He is not going to change when his buddies pat him on his back.



..............The amplification of a neo-Nazi is the latest in a years-long stream of similar actions from the Iowa congressman. In December, he tweeted “Diversity is not our strength” and attributed a quote to the right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban: “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.” Following President Donald Trump’s January State of the Union address, King told TPM “the Congressional Black Caucus took a knee nearly all night.”

In March of last year, King was able to garner a rare response from his Republican colleagues when he tweeted “[Anti-muslim Dutch politician Geert] Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody

“I don’t think that statement reflects what is special about this country,” Speaker Ryan responded the following night in an interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier. He added, though: “I would like to think — and I haven’t spoke to Steve about this — I would like to think he misspoke, and it wasn’t meant the way it sounds, and I hope he’s clarified that.”


Nope: Hours earlier, King had stood by his comments in an interview with CNN.


Three days later, King told The Hill: “My colleagues have generally been coming by and patting me on the back. And a surprising number have said that they pray for me. And, meaning they support me and they agree with me, a surprising number.” ..........................

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:53 PM

15. King is a brain dead bircher. And typical repuglinazi.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:34 AM

16. Kick (nt)

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