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Steve King is now fundraising off of his ‘white supremacist’ comments

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is fundraising off of the backlash he’s faced for endorsing white supremacy and white nationalism.

Des Moines’ WHO-TV reported Wednesday that King sent a fundraising email to supporters calling the New York Times interview in which he was quoted asking why the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” were offensive “fake news.”

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“As you may have noticed, the unhinged Left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me,” King wrote in an email whose subject read “Reject Their Labels.”

“Since they were unable to defeat my campaign in the 2018 Midterm Elections,” he added, “the rabid Leftist media is currently blasting the airwaves in a pathetic attempt to paint me as a ‘racist.'”

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King told the Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

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WHO-TV noted that although King claimed he was questioning why “Western civilization” was lumped in with the other two terms, the congressman “previously questioned why ‘white nationalism’ specifically was offensive” in a previous interview with the news station.

Though King has been known for making white nationalist and racist comments for years, Congress only began making taking action to condemn him in the aftermath of the Times interview controversy.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution rebuking white supremacy — that King, who insists he is neither a racist nor a white supremacist, voted for.

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The House allowed to reprimand, censure and expel members, but as Politico reported earlier on Wednesday, Democrats have been reluctant to take up such measures against King for fear that it will lead to a slippery slope in which members’ free speech can be violated.


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LISTEN: Charlamagne Tha God clashes with ‘delusional’ Rush Limbaugh in debate over George Floyd’s killing and white privilege

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During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.

“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.

But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.

“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”

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GOP governor blasts Trump for delivering ‘bitterness, combativeness, and self-interest’ amid nationwide unrest

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) blasted President Donald Trump after the president had a call with governors and mayors Monday.

The president blasted the leaders as "weak" for refusing to strike back at protesters, jail them for a decade and deploy the National Guard to shoot at them.

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Legal expert admits he was wrong to argue Trump wasn’t the worst president in history

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Fordham Law School Prof. Jed Shugerman confessed on Twitter that he was wrong, President Donald Trump really is the worst president in American history.

He explained that in the past he's tried to explain that previous presidents like Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson were the worst American presidents given what they did to persist the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other acts. They were "openly siding [with] white supremacy and causing a civil war," which he said he thought was "far worse than anything Trump could do."

https://twitter.com/jedshug/status/938449020233580544

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