Category Archives: Steve King

July 13, 2017

GOP Rep Steve King: Use Food Stamp, Planned Parenthood Funding to Build Border Wall (Video)

“We’ve got to put America back to work. This administration will do it. And we’ve got to let — we’ve got to free them up so that they can and support the right agenda for this country.”

Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was asked by show co-host Alisyn Camerota if he was “comfortable” holding up funding for the federal government if it did not include money for the border wall.

King said that he was, but suggested taking it a step further by adding money earmarked for food stamps and Planned Parenthood to fund the wall.

Partial transcript as follows:

CAMEROTA: And it’s $1.6 billion. I mean, that’s what might be holding up, you know, the funding for the government. But are you comfortable, Congressman, with providing $1.6 billion of taxpayer money, not from Mexico, to build that wall?

KING: Absolutely yes, and more, and I’d throw another $5 billion on the pile and I would find a half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget. And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations.

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June 16, 2017

Rep. Steve King: Violence Appearing in Streets, ‘Coming From the Left’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) blasted the angry left on Wednesday at the scene of a shooting earlier in the day that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), an aide, and two Capitol Police.

“America has been divided,” King said, according to the Washington Post. “And the center of America is disappearing, and the violence is appearing in the streets, and it’s coming from the left.”

Asked whether the shooting was politically motivated, he said he did not know why the gunman did what he did.

However, King pointed at anger and demonstrations against Trump, according to the Post:

King, in his remarks at the shooting scene, said it was impossible to separate the hyperpartisan climate in Washington — especially people protesting Trump — with Republican members of Congress being fired upon at a baseball practice.

“The divisions within the country, people that can’t accept the results of the election that are determined to try to take this country down, take this organization down,” he said. “This city was filled up with demonstrations the day after the inauguration, where you couldn’t drive down the streets. And we’ve had demonstrations every week since then, sometimes different topics.”

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April 3, 2017

What Rep. Steve King’s “Racist” Statements Teach

In other words, there’s a class of people for whom no identity is permitted. They’re the people of Europe and the Anglo-sphere: the English, the Americans, the Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders.

Rep. Steve King walked back his remarks with ease. King had told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The Republican congressman quickly reframed the comments. It was not race he was alluding to, but “our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization.” Those sound like proxies for race.

Nice try, congressman.

More instructive than what Rep. King said or meant to say are the lessons about what we’re not supposed to say.

We dare not suggest that a civilization created by a particular people with a particular religious and racial profile, may well perish once those people are replaced or have engineered their own replacement.

America’s historical majority may not entertain or express a natural affinity for its own. A connection to kith, kin and culture, when expressed by whites, is considered inauthentic, xenophobic, and certainly racist.

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March 19, 2017

Tancredo: Iowa’s Congressman Steve King Target of Globalist Assassins

This week Congressman Steve King of Iowa made the following comment on his Twitter account about the outcome of the Dutch election contest between nationalist candidate Geert Wilders and the incumbent socialist Prime Minister:

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

By the ensuing mud fight, you would think Congressman King had praised the beheading of children or “honor killings.” But, no: King had only committed a crime against “diversity” by saying American culture is different and is worth saving.

Geert Wilders’ party did not win a majority in the Dutch national parliamentary elections on March 11 – actually, no party did– but he did increase his party’s share of the popular vote by about 30%. That means his views are attracting growing support, and to applaud that trend that arouses anger among progressives –and yes, hatred—against Steve King. Wilders is a leader among Europeans seeking to halt unrestricted immigration by millions of Muslims fleeing the Middle East’s civil wars and terrorist violence.

Steve King Is watching the slow collapse of European civilization and suggesting that the United States follow a different course. Perhaps if his Republican critics bothered to examine the demographic assault on Europe they would not be so quick to condemn his Paul Revere-like warning.

Turkish President Erdogan tells Muslims in Europe to have “at least five children,” because, “You are the future of Europe.” Do you think Erdogan is planning to win the 2040 World Cup—or something more “comprehensive.” If the Muslim Brotherhood has its way, it is the future of America as well.

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March 16, 2017

Gavin McInnes: Steve King is right (Video)

Gavin McInnes says Rep. Steve King isn’t a “racist,” just correct — but alt-right folks won’t like this video either…

November 17, 2016

‘I Challenge You…’ — Congressman Blows A Hole In MSNBC Host’s ‘We’re A Country Of Immigrants’ Argument (Video)

During a Wednesday morning interview on MSNBC, Rep. Steve King pointed out an obvious flaw in one of Democrats’ favorite immigration talking points.

King and MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle had been discussing King’s qualifications to possibly serve in Trump’s cabinet.

King noted that his tenure serving on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security would qualify him to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security and proceeded to state that the U.S. needs to prioritize an immigration system that preserves “the American culture, the American civilization and the American dream.”

“Eventually we need to get the assimilation in place so that we could have cultural continuity on top of that.”

Ruhle countered by arguing that such a line of reasoning could have theoretically been used by Native Americans to prevent European colonization, adding that America is a “country of immigrants.”

“Well, I just challenge you. Name a country that’s not a country of immigrants,” King responded. “Every country in the world is a country of immigrants, but these are our values here.”

Ruhle again tried to one-up King, stating that “Greece is not a country of immigrants.”

King had the perfect response.

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October 19, 2015

Steve King Threatens ‘Battle’ over Paul Ryan Speakership

As Rep. Paul Ryan’s history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to publicly insist that any person who seeks to ascend to the Speakership must oppose amnesty and represent the vast majority of GOP voters who want to close the immigration valve.

As Politico recently reported, conservative Congressman Rep. Steve King warned that there will be a “major intraparty battle over immigration if Paul comes forward.”

“A majority of the conference is on my side of this argument,” King declared.

Politico added: “King said he would not support Ryan for speaker, noting that he has long opposed leadership candidates who are ‘pro-amnesty’ and that he is still backing Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) to take charge of the House.”

Polls show lawmakers could face severe criticism back home—as has already happened with Alabama’s Rep. Martha Roby —if they leave the door open to a Ryan Speakership.

That is because Paul Ryan’s signature policy goal—allowing for the free movement of people and goods across America’s borders—is rejected by massive majorities of GOP voters.

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July 11, 2015

Congressman to Trump: Don’t stop

Immigration comments ‘will change the debate’

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, doesn’t think the hubub caused by Donald Trump’s comments on immigration are just a blip on the national radar. He sees them as a game-changer.

“Trump is going to change the debate. He will keep this immigration issue on the front of all of our debates all the way through,” the congressman told WND.

King suggested GOP presidential candidates will now be forced to declare exactly where they stand on immigration, an issue that otherwise could have been largely ignored.

Thanks to Trump, he said, the candidates “all have to have a position.”

“And some of those positions look so weak, they can’t be sustained all the way to the White House. So let’s find out early,” he said.

King has some advice for Trump when it comes to talking about immigration.

“If I were talking to him one-on-one, I would say, “Do not lose your will and drive on this. Continue.

“Whenever these groups rise up and attack you in the fashion they have, just have the attitude, ‘Well, if you don’t like that, it’s the truth and here’s some more.’ And keep shoveling the truth at them until they back up. That’s the most important thing,” added King.

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May 3, 2015

GOP Reps Slam ‘Amnesty Amendment’ Added To NDAA

“It’s appalling that some members of the Republican conference, and frankly all members of the Democratic conference, place illegal immigrants on pedestals over American citizens, contrary to the needs and wishes of the American people,” Rep. Steve King said.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is expressing outrage that the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act includes an amendment encouraging the Secretary of Defense to consider allowing illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty to serve in the military.

“It makes no sense to me that, at the same time the Army is downsizing and issuing pink slips to American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, there are Congressmen who help illegal aliens deprive American citizens of military service opportunities,” Brooks, who serves on House Armed Services Committee, said.

Thursday the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the FY 2016 NDAA. Wednesday the committee approved an amendment to the NDAA offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) to encourage the Defense Secretary to consider allowing illegal immigrants granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to serve in the military.

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April 18, 2015

The Times Goes Know-Nothing on Immigration

The New York Times editorial board is becoming more unhinged with every passing day. Maybe it’s Republican electoral success, maybe it’s the sight of one failed liberal policy after another, but something is driving the Times around the bend.

Today it was immigration, as the editorialists went after Jeff Sessions:

There was something bracingly honest about an op-ed article in The Washington Post last week by Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican. Under the headline “America Needs to Curb Immigration Flows,” Mr. Sessions, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s immigration subcommittee, argued the case for letting in fewer foreigners.

Indeed he did: Sessions pointed out that America’s foreign-born population has more than quadrupled, to an unprecedented 40 million. He cited Harvard economist George Borjas, who concluded that this extraordinary increase in immigration has reduced the wages of lower-skilled U.S. workers by 7.4 percent. The Times editorialists have nothing to say about these data. As usual, they don’t argue, they just smear.

Even hard-liners on the same side of the issue as Mr. Sessions — like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Representative Lamar Smith of Texas and Representative Steve King of Iowa — take pains to cloak anti-immigration arguments with benign-sounding words of tolerant welcome. They say they support legal immigration. It’s illegal immigration they oppose.

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