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Steve King on Neo-Nazis: They’re Basically Republicans

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Iowa congressman and man who can't forget what he buried in that cornfield, Steve King, participated in an interview with a Neo-Nazi website earlier this month during a trip through Europe that was funded by a holocaust museum charity.

When asked to explain himself, King said he doesn't know what the big deal is. After all, if the Austrian Nazis he's been palling around with were based in America, they'd be Republicans just like him.

He said the groups he’s associated with that are criticized as having neo-Nazi views were more accurately “far right” groups. He specifically cited Austria’s Freedom Party, which was founded by a former Nazi SS officer and is led by Heinz-Christian Strache, who was active in neo-Nazi circles as a youth. The group has emphasized a hard-line anti-immigration stance even as it seeks to distance itself from the Nazi connections.

If they were in America pushing the platform that they push, they would be Republicans,” King said.

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  • muselet

    [A thousand pardons. Disqus didn’t display my earlier comment a couple of minutes ago, so I reposted, at which point Disqus did display my earlier comment. Please ignore this post.]

  • muselet

    Steve King is afraid the neo-Nazis will get their feelings hurt by being called neo-Nazis. Isn’t that just the most special thing you’ve ever heard in your life?

    I will give him credit for much: he accurately described the GOP.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    Thanks for your honesty Steve. Now excuse us while we vote you and your jack-booted friends back under your rocks when the time comes.

  • katanahamon

    King is truly reprehensible. It’s hard for normal people to believe such a person could have success in American politics, but, look where we are now. As I write this, in the right side column, there’s a banner advertisement for a “Stop Illegal Immigration!” petition. Other banners here have been from Judicial Watch promoting such things as George Soros and Hillary Clinton propaganda. If possible, I hope you guys can exercise more control over who advertises on your site..I’m sure it’s complicated, but it really seems..wrong. I’m hesitant to click on it to try to alter preferences that way as it seems clicking on things only allows such entities to target you further. Anyway, I’m not criticizing, just letting you know that this kind of advertising is now prevalent, at least how I’m receiving it.

  • gescove

    Republicans used to be polite and politic enough not to reveal their true agenda out loud. Today, not so much.