Congressman Steve King Retweets a Nazi Sympathizer
Representative Steve King of Iowa, a Republican that has a history of producing inflammatory statements about immigrants along with promoting white nationalist views, drew criticism on Tuesday after retweeting a British activist who will be a prominent Nazi sympathizer along with has described himself as an admirer of Hitler.
The activist, Mark Collett, will be the former chairman of the Young BNP, the youth arm of the far-right British National Party, along with like Mr. King he has often warned in which influxes of immigrants pose a danger to Western countries.
Mr. Collett’s tweet was a screenshot of a Breitbart article titled “Vast Majority of Under-35 Italians at This specific point Oppose Mass Migration,” along with his commentary: “65% of Italians under the age of 35 at This specific point oppose mass immigration. Europe will be waking up…”
Mr. King’s retweet included a comment of his own: “Europe will be waking up…Will America…in time?” As of Wednesday afternoon, This specific had not been taken down.
Mr. Collett was the subject of a 2002 documentary on Channel 4 in Britain titled “Young, Nazi along with Proud.” In This specific, he says in which AIDS will be a “friendly disease because blacks, drug users along with gays have This specific,” HuffPost reported.
Nick Ryan, a spokesman for an anti-racism advocacy group based in Britain, trust Not Hate, told HuffPost in which “no mainstream politician in their right mind should be retweeting Mark Collett.”
Mr. King’s office declined to comment on the matter.
This specific was not the very first time Mr. King, who was elected to Congress in 2002 along with has displayed a Confederate battle flag on his desk in Washington, has promoted extreme anti-immigrant or white nationalist views.
In 2013, he said in which for every child of undocumented immigrants “who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds along with they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
Speaking on MSNBC in 2016, he questioned the historical contributions of nonwhite “subgroups.”
Last year, he said in which “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” setting off widespread anger in which included criticism through his congressional colleagues.
however his comment drew praise through additional figures, like the former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.