High-Ranking Republican Cheney Calls GOP Rep. Steve King's Comments 'Racist' and 'Abhorrent'

White Supremacist Rep. Steve King Wonders Why Being White Supremacist Is Offensive

Liz Cheney rips "racist" Steve King for questioning why the label “white supremacist” is offensive

The latest example: On Thursday, the third-ranking Republican in the House-Liz Cheney-rebuked the controversial Iowa congressman for comments he made about white nationalism in an interview with the New York Times.

"Once again, I reject those labels and the ideology that they define", he said.

'Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives, ' he said, bringing up the Holocaust.

It's not the first time some Republicans have denounced King, nor the first time King has said his intent is to defend "Western civilization". "I am dedicated to keeping America this way", he said.

The conservative lawmaker later put out a statement denying what he said were suggestions in the Times article that he was "an advocate for white nationalism and white supremacy".

King described himself - "like the Founding Fathers" - as an advocate for Western values and "simply a nationalist".

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Jeff King, a son of the congressman and a spokesman for him, quickly responded to Feenstra's announcement. "I think it was important that he rejected that kind of evil because that's what it is, it's evil ideology". "As I told the New York Times, 'It's not about race; it's never been about race'".

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, then National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Shivers condemned King's comments as "completely inappropriate", and the campaign arm pulled its support.

That quote from King inspired Andrew Anglin, the founder of neo-Nazi news and commentary site Daily Stormer, to write: "Steve King is basically an open white nationalist at this point".

U.S. Rep. Steve King, who just two months ago won his ninth term in his toughest race to date, already has a Republican challenger in the 2020 primary election.

King barely survived a challenge from Democrat J.D. Scholten in November, as his race became nationalized amid a series of controversial public comments.

In 2014, Scalise apologized after he was found to have addressed a white supremacist group in 2002 founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

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