This is the year that overt racism went mainstream at CPAC. Rep. Steve King Defends White Nationalist at CPAC
Appearing today at the CPAC panel discussion that featured white nationalist icon Peter Brimelow: Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King.
Rep. King has read all of Brimelow’s books, but claims he hasn’t seen any evidence of racism or white separatism.
Washington, D.C. — Iowa congressman Steve King is unconcerned about
the implications of his appearance during a CPAC panel on “The Failure
of Multiculturalism” featuring a white nationalist author, Peter
“I don’t know anything about that,” King, who came to the event to
talk about his English Language Unity Act, told BuzzFeed — though he’d
earlier told Brimelow that “I’ve read all your books!”. …
King added that he wasn’t totally familiar with Brimelow’s work.
“I’ve taken so much criticism on my life that has just been
completely unjustified, you know, a fabrication of the hardcore left,”
King said. “I’d want to see whatever evidence that is before I comment
When told that the white nationalist designation had come from the
Southern Poverty Law Center, King laughed. “I wouldn’t take them
seriously,” he said. “No, not at all.”
Again, I admit I was a little amazed that a true racist hater like
Brimelow was appearing openly on a CPAC panel; but now, when both the
organizers and a US Congressman are legitimizing Brimelow’s sick
ideology, this crosses the line into downright creepy.
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