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Friday, January 18, 2019

Rep. White Supremacist

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs.

“You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet. … We got the vigor from the planet to come to America.”

This is racist.

King’s Republican colleagues failed to rise in unison to condemn him.

In July 2013, King told Newsmax that there weren’t enough quality children of undocumented immigrants to allow them to stay here under the DREAM Act.…

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House Republicans Finally Sanction Racist Rep. Steve King

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

After years of spewing hateful rhetoric, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) finally took things too far even for the GOP when he asked in a New York Times interview when white supremacy became offensive.

On Monday, Republican leaders voted to strip King of his assignments on the Agriculture, Small Business, and Judiciary committees, a substantial punishment that will drastically curtail Kong’s power to shape bills. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called on him to resign, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, “If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.” House Democrats are planning on a censure vote.…

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GoFundMe Campaign To Fund Wall Goes Bust

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The viral GoFundMe campaign to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall has, predictably, hit a snag.

The campaign, which was started in December by Iraq veteran and right-wing activist Brian Kolfage, was meant to be an end-run around the congressional stalemate over the wall and let Trump supporters pay for it directly, and as of Friday has raised nearly $20.2 million (about 2 percent of the $1 billion goal, and 0.08 percent of the amount experts say it would actually require to build the wall). The obvious flaw in this plan is that there is no legal way to just hand money to the president of the United States to appropriate as he sees fit.…

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