King Already Under Fire for White Nationalist Tweet
GOP Rep. Steve King took to local Iowa radio to defend his white nationalist tweet that has the nation in an uproar. The eight-term U.S. Congressman told 1040 WHO‘sÂ host JanÂ Mickelson that he predicts a race war among Blacks and Hispanics before the nation’s white majority becomes aÂ majority-minority demographic, which is predicted to be in 2044.
As CNN reports, King was responding toÂ Mickelson’s question about a comment Univision anchor Jorge Ramos made to Tucker Carlson on Fox News Monday night.
“Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race,” King charged. “Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct. When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other’s throats. And he’s adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America,” King said.
“I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”
King has come under fire from the left but very few on the right have denounced his offensive tweet, in which he claimed,Â “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Rep. King is from a conservative Iowa district that is 95 percent white. For years he has operated as though he faces little chance of a successful Democratic challenge, but the tide might be turning.Â
Last July King insisted that throughout history no other “subgroup of people” have contributed “more to civilization” than whites.
In 2013 King made his infamous attack on immigrants, saying:Â “They werenâ€™t all brought in by their parents. For every one whoâ€™s a valedictorian, thereâ€™s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and theyâ€™ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because theyâ€™re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
Could King lose his seat?
The Des Moines Register on Monday called for the state Republican Party to make it happen.Â
But it will take far more than just one editorial to do so.
The DNC must find a top-notch Democrat to take King’s place in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. And that search must begin today.
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Christian Nationalist Home-Schooling Podcaster Running for Congress to Bring ‘The Name of God’ Back Into Politics
Early in 2021, Christian nationalist home-schooling advocate, author, and podcaster Heidi St. John launched a bid for U.S. Congress in Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District. Outraged by incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, St. John decided to try and unseat her in the GOP primary by appealing to MAGA voters, denouncing public libraries as “evil organizations,” and pledging to “be a mom for America.”
Earlier this month, St. John appeared on the “Stand Up For The Truth” podcast, where she sounded Seven Mountains and Christian nationalist themes that have been central to her campaign, describing politics as “a spiritual battle” and vowing to “bring back the name of God into the political sphere.”
“[Politics is] in my blood,” St. John said. “And I think it should be in the blood of every Christ follower. Politics determined policy, and it is policy that has murdered 63 million of our unborn in this country. It is policy that has gotten us into the mess that we are in as a nation, and we need wise people and godly people to ascend to positions of authority in the nation.”
“What we’ve observed over years and years and years is a church deciding to pull itself out of arguably one of the most important aspects of the culture, which is determining our laws and determining the policy that governs the people here,” she continued. “Christians belong in every sphere of influence. We have a command to be strong and courageous. [God] did not say, ‘Be strong and courageous except for in the political sphere, stay out of that one.’ No, we belong in every sphere of influence. We belong in medicine. We belong in entertainment. We belong in education. And we belong in politics.”
“[Christians] should be canvassing, they should be helping clean up the voter rolls, they should be running for positions of authority in every sphere of influence,” St. John added. “We bring back the name of Jesus, we bring back the name of God into the political sphere and we say out loud, ‘What is the biggest problem in our country? We have turned away from God.’”
“This is a spiritual battle,” St. John declared. “We know that we serve the Lord of Heaven’s armies. We serve the creator of the universe, the one who spoke the world into being. He can do anything. And I think he’s calling his people back out of hiding and out of the shadows and into the battle and onto the battlefield.”
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
Justice Breyer’s Decision to Quote Gettysburg Address and ‘Civil War’ in Retirement Remarks ‘Not by Accident’: Experts
During his unscripted remarks with President Joe Biden at a White House event Thursday to announce his retirement, Justice Stephen Breyer made very specific mention of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, quoting from the iconic president’s famous Civil War-era speech (video below.)
Bloomberg White House reporter Jennnifer Epstein observed the Justice, who will have served for 28 years on the nation’s highest court, held up a copy of the Constitution at one point as he was speaking.
Breyer holds up his pocket Constitution as he discusses his service on the Supreme Court and his retirement plans pic.twitter.com/8YdBRWE932
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 27, 2022
“Please listen carefully,” NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss urged. “Not by accident did Justice Breyer, in appearance with President Biden, quote Lincoln saying that the nation was ‘engaged in a great Civil War’ and remind us that the American system is always an experiment whose survival must never be taken for granted.”
Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal calls Breyer’s remarks “brilliant,” and also notes his civil war remarks were not by accident.
A brilliant speech by Justice Breyer just now. It cannot have been an accident that he singled out Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the lines about civil war.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 27, 2022
Leah Litman, an assistant professor of constitutional law at the University of Michigan observed, “Justice Breyer seems to be … pointedly talking about threats facing the country. and about how future generations will determine and see whether this experiment succeeds.”
The LA Times’ White House reporter Eli Stokols says Justice Breyer was “suggesting America’s still engaged in ‘a civil war’ but expressing optimism that the democratic experiment will endure.”
BREYER: “People have come to accept this Constitution and … the importance of a rule of law … we are now engaged in a great civil war to determine whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure … I am an optimist and I’m pretty sure it will.” pic.twitter.com/9sVo5DKA2d
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) January 27, 2022
‘Calls for Pelosi to Become President’: Nikki Haley Again Mocked – This Time for Demanding Biden and Harris Resign
Former Trump-era UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is being mocked after she called for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to resign.
“If Joe Biden loved our country, he would step down and take Kamala Harris with him because the foreign and domestic policy situation is beyond dangerous at this point,” Haley tweeted Thursday.
Haley, who is believed to be a 2024 GOP presidential candidate if Trump does not run, made the same remarks on Fox News one day earlier. Her Twitter page is filled with her own retweets of that story.
Many people, including Bloomberg News White House reporter Jennifer Epstein pointed out that the Speaker of the House is second in line to the presidency.
Haley doubles down on her call for Pelosi to become president. https://t.co/RFJDCOndj4
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 27, 2022
“This is why people don’t take you seriously,” commented The Atlantic’s Molly Jong-Fast.
“You’re a ridiculously silly person,” tweeted best-selling author Benjamin Dreyer, the copy chief at Random House.
Historian Kevin M. Kruse added:
As bad as Fulbright’s idea was, at least it would’ve worked out as he intended.https://t.co/LSU6RTuJq4
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 27, 2022
But political science professor Jeffrey Lazarus got to the bottom of what’s really happening here:
The idea that Democratic control of government is ipso facto illegitimate is becoming increasingly common in Republican circles. https://t.co/EsbTbrhB0P
— Jeffrey Lazarus (@jlazarus001) January 27, 2022
Others also served up scathing responses:
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) January 27, 2022
“Today, due to an overwhelming sense of hyperbole, I announce my resignation.”
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) January 27, 2022
Wow Nikki Haley wants to decapitate our government like Putin does. Again the GOP is not on the side of the USA. https://t.co/BCrJCKvrY2
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 27, 2022
Mainstream media’s “serious” Republican has a few “serious” words on foreign policy: https://t.co/Gp4DZVXo95
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) January 27, 2022
This is just so monumentally stupid and hypocritical that I don’t even know where to start. https://t.co/C57u1NSUxf
— Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1) January 27, 2022
You betrayed our country for Donald Trump and Putin. And you still do their bidding.
— Mikko Alanne (@MikkoAlanne) January 27, 2022
Might be time to admit that Haley was never a serious person. https://t.co/npLgF8UkKC
— @DukeStJournal (@DukeStJournal) January 27, 2022
Please explain in detail what they have done that is worse than the last 4 years both domestically and abroad. Nikki Haley wants to put Pelosi in charge. The GOP doesn’t even know why they are attacking anymore. It’s like they have a random outrage generator they click every day https://t.co/QYyPKeB3Zr
— Russell Foster for Texas (@RussellFosterTX) January 27, 2022
I did not expect to see Nikki Haley endorsing Nancy Pelosi for president but here we are https://t.co/ee3i3ESaz0
— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) January 27, 2022
— tré easton (@treeaston) January 27, 2022
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