White supremacist Rep. Steve King attacked the National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday night for supporting a gay candidate. A clip of King’s remarks was posted to Twitter by a Democratic tracker.
Said King: “They sent money over to support a candidate in a primary in California who had a same-sex partner that they put all over glossy mailers. I don’t know if they were holding hands or what was the deal. Man, that’s hard to write a check to those guys when they do that, so I’m hoping we get conservative leadership in the House.”
🚨 Now @SteveKingIA is attacking the NRCC for backing a gay candidate:
"They sent money over to support a candidate in a primary in California who had a same-sex partner that they put all over glossy mailers…That's hard to write a check to those guys when they do that." #IA04 pic.twitter.com/TXrF67KIoE
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) November 6, 2018
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Huffpost reports: “King didn’t identify which candidate he was referring to, but Republicans supported former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, who is gay, for a House seat in 2014. Last week, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), the NRCC chair, condemned King over his increasingly racist rhetoric and behavior, saying in a tweet that “we must stand up to white supremacy and hate in all forms.” The eight-term Iowa congressman’s overt embrace of white supremacists in the U.S. and abroad has sparked a backlash among donors and the business community, with companies including Intel and Land ’o Lakes dropping their financial support for his re-election.”