Fresh off his assertion that only “natural” families should be eligible for child care tax credits, Iowa congressman and man who can’t forget what he buried in that cornfield Steve King (R) weighed in on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.
Kaepernick began his silent protest to draw attention to police brutality and the killing of African Americans but, the way Steve King see it, this is really a protest for ISIS inspired by Kaepernick’s girlfriend.
“I understand that he has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancée and that this has changed him and has taken on some different political views along the way,”
After alluding to Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab, the seven-term congressman said “this is activism that’s sympathetic to ISIS.“
To be clear, Nessa Diab is a Muslim American born in California who graduated from the University of California at Berkley. She’s a San Francisco-based radio and TV host who just happens to be dating Colin Kaepernick.
She isn’t ISIS. Kaepernick isn’t ISIS.
The idea that being against police brutality and state-sanctioned murder — and having a Muslim girlfriend — makes you a terrorist sympathizer is incomprehensibly racist, Islamophobic, and fascist.
The real question is what do ISIS and Steve King have in common? Both are hostile to “unnatural” families and both apparently approve of extrajudicial killings. Until he clearly indicates otherwise, I will just assume Representative King believes unarmed black men and women deserve to be shot in the street and killed in custody.