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Could America’s Foremost White Nationalist US Congressman Lose His Seat? New Poll Shows He’s Up – by One Point



Rep. Steve King, a Republican serving in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003, is known for few things. Longevity: he’s and eight-term Congressman, and being a racist, anti-LGBT, and a white nationalist: he’s the one who attacked Hispanic immigrants by saying that for every Hispanic high school valedictorian, there are 100 who are running drugs across the Mexican border — and they have “calves the size of cantaloupes.”

That was 2014, when he also warned, after Hurricane Sandy, that its victims will spend money they may receive from FEMA on “Gucci bags and massage parlors.”

He has said on national television, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” a clear reference to immigrants from non-European countries. He added: “I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same.”

Congressman King has publicly compared members of the U.S. Military who are transgender to eunuchs, while co-sponsoring a bill that would ban transgender people from being protected under existing federal civil rights laws.

In 2016 Rep. King King insisted that throughout history no other “subgroup of people” have contributed “more to civilization” than whites.

Last year he predicted a race war between “Hispanics and the blacks.”

More recently, King this summer traveled to meet with Austria’s far right political party that has historical ties to Nazis. And he did so on a junket paid for by a non-profit Holocaust Memorial Group.

Despite all this, and so much more, King has never had to worry about his seat, which is in an uber-conservative Iowa district that is 95 percent white.

Not until now.

As King’s white supremacist and white nationalist beliefs are getting more attention, his financial backers, including Intel and Land O’ Lakes, have announced they are withdrawing their support, in the wake of King endorsing a Canadian white supremacist.

And a new poll finds that King is in a statistical tie with his Democratic challenger, J.D. Scholten, for what is likely the first time in history.

“Forty-five percent of respondents in the online poll said they would either vote for the Iowa Republican if the election were today, or have already voted for him early, according to the poll conducted by Change Research from Oct. 27-29,” The Hill reports. “Forty-four percent of respondents said the same for Scholten.”

Were Scholten to beat King it would be a tremendous blow to the GOP and to the President himself. Trump has told supporters they must vote in next week’s midterms, because they are voting for him. Even though he’s technically on the ballot, this election is a referendum on Trump, and Trumpism.

President Trump won Congressman King’s district in 2016 by 27 points.


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Tucker Carlson Blasted for ‘Straight Up Nazism’ After His Latest Defense of White Supremacy



On Monday evening, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson veered into hardline racism during his program, saying that Democrats agenda is to “change the population of the country” in order to allow themselves to set policy permanently — an overt nod to the white nationalist “great replacement” conspiracy theory.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has demanded Fox News fire Carlson.

“It is the secret to the entire immigration debate,” said Carlson. “Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party’s political ambitions.”

Carlson, who has repeatedly espoused similar views on his program including openly questioning the idea that diversity “is our strength” and that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier,” triggered a fresh wave of fury from commenters on social media.


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Anti-Defamation League Chief Says Tucker Carlson ‘Must Go’ After Endorsing Neo-Nazi Conspiracy Theory



Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday endorsed the “great replacement” conspiracy theory that’s been used by white supremacists as justification to commit mass murder.

During his show, Carlson claimed it was “true” that “the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate” with “new people, more obedient voters from the Third World.”

Responding to this, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called on Fox News to fire Carlson for his most overt embrace yet of white nationalist rhetoric.

“‘Replacement theory’ is a white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-whites,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. “It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh. Tucker must go.”

Although Carlson claims that he is not a neo-Nazi, actual neo-Nazis frequently praise and cite his show, and Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin has described Carlson as “literally our greatest ally.”


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‘Just Wipe It All Away’: Stephen Miller Freaks Out on Fox News Over Biden Undoing Trump’s Legacy



Former White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday expressed dismay at President Joe Biden’s effort to dismantle parts of former President Donald Trump’s legacy.

“My next guest also believes Biden’s policies will destroy our democracy,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo announced in her introduction of Miller.

“President Biden has already issued an astonishing number executive orders and actions in his first period of days, over 40, going around Congress, go around the legislature to unilaterally implement his own policy,” Miller said. “Even when that policy is flatly contradicted by duly enacted federal law.”

Miller accused Biden of trying to “end all immigration enforcement in America” and rejected a move to enact racial justice training.

He alleged that the racial training is “race-based discrimination that’s flatly illegal.”

“Again and again and again, we’ve seen executive actions that aren’t just bad policy, but aren’t lawful,” he asserted. “The fundamental question is this. What the point of having a Congress, a House, a Senate, committees going through detailed deliberations to pass federal laws where you debate every sentence, every comma, every paragraph if a president can come in an just wipe it all away and decide for himself what the law is?”

“That’s why I began the show with the king rules,” Bartiromo said. “Because that’s what a king does. That’s what a dictator does.”

“Once a law is passed, once a law is enacted, a future president can’t come in and delete whole or entire — whole portions or very large portions or any portion of that law!” Miller insisted. “If that was the case then what is the point? What is the point of spending years debating, deliberating, discussing, trading, reconciling — everything that goes into the legislative process?”

Watch the video below from Fox News.


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