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Steve King’s comments and the resulting outcry (he was not censured) did not come out of thin air. He has a long history of spewing hatred and bile as a U.S. representative.

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We called for Steve King's censure in November 2018 after he told the The New York Times that he didn’t understand why the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive. That censure never came.
Also in November 2018, Steve King was taped referring to immigrants as “dirt”
In October 2018, Steve King endorsed a white nationalist in her campaign for Toronto mayor @jaredlholt @RightWingWatch
In September 2018, Steve King retweeted a white supremacist while comparing ‘Leftists’ to Nazis @jaredlholt @RightWingWatch
In February 2012, Steve King joined a panel of white nationalists criticizing multiculturalism @ADL
To this day, Steve King's congressional website features a page titled “Illegal Immigration Stories” that smears immigrants and includes a citation from a white nationalist website @mmfa
In June 2018, Steve King retweeted an anti-immigrant tweet from a British neo-Nazi and holocaust denier @mmfa
In December 2017, Steve King claimed that black and Latino members of congress of fostering “anti-white” culture @RightWingWatch
In November 2015, Steve King likened Syrian refugees to poisonous grapes @briantashman @RightWingWatch
In August 2014, Steve King dismissed racial profiling by police in Ferguson, Mo., because the people affected “all appear to be of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin” @RightWingWatch #BlackLivesMatter
In September 29, 2017, Steve King appeared on the radio program of a white nationalist
In April 2017, Steve King tweeted a picture of a beer to toast the deportation of a Dreamer — a 23-year-old who was brought to the U.S. at age 9 and enrolled in DACA.
In July 2016, Steve King asks what nonwhites have done for civilization
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