U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is once again being accused of anti-Semitism after he posted a tweet claiming the Ukraine whistleblower is the son of billionaire philanthropist George Soros. King’s tweet featured four photos of Alexander Soros with Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, and Nancy Pelosi.
Alexander Soros is not the Ukraine whistleblower, in not only for the fact that he is not a government employee, nor an intelligence community official.
The tweet was deleted, either by King, someone with access to his account, or by Twitter, but not before it was screenshotted and posted to Twitter:
Here is the original Steve King tweet with George Soros' son (who is not a government employee) in it. One certainly wonders from what corner of the internet he'd get such a photo that plays into the far-right's anti-semitic conspiracy theories pic.twitter.com/JFVwcMVbLH
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) November 14, 2019
Politifact debunked the claim these photos were of the whistleblower earlier this week, not that King cared.
King, who is a white supremacist and a white nationalist, was stripped of all his committee assignments after complaining to The New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
Today is not the first time King has engaged in an anti-Semitic attack against George Soros.
Right wing extremist U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) retweeted King’s ugly tweet:
Is it the dude on the bottom left? https://t.co/NOAKqwON9V
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 14, 2019
Rep. King went on to tweet out photos of the man the right wing media has identified as the alleged whistleblower, possibly further endangering that person’s well-being.
(NCRM will not post that tweet or those photos out of concern for his safety.)
Many took to Twitter to urge others to report the tweet.
Step 1. Click Report
Step 2. Select Abusive or Harmful
Step 3. Select Targeted Harassment
Step 4. Block or Re-block while nationalist / Trump sycophant.
— ᴊᴇᴍ ʜᴀʟʟ 🌊 (@ruraldogs) November 14, 2019
King, who has a long and unrepentant history of racist and bigoted remarks, previously was best-known for accusing undocumented immigrants of having “calves the size of cantaloupes” from “running drugs across the Mexican border.”
Here’s how some are responding to King’s attack today:
Steve King and Paul Gosar are white supremacists. The “Soros” thing is an antisemitic conspiracy theory. https://t.co/2pAQNH81eh
— Daniel Malmer (@danielmalmer) November 14, 2019
Steve King, you dirty antisemitic white supremacist
— Mrs. Wind-Up Bird (@Caroxad) November 14, 2019
Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution allows the House of Representatives to expel a member by a two-thirds vote.https://t.co/o239EAnajb
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 14, 2019
I just reported Rep. Steve King’s tweet for targeted harassment and you should to. I’m not going to link to the tweet because with no evidence whatsoever, he is sharing photos of the person he says is the whistleblower. It’s is targeted harassment, endangering the man.
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) November 14, 2019
Steve King just tweeted three pictures of the whistleblower. I can’t with you, GOP. America does not have a problem with “politics” or “DC.” We have a GOP that’s gone off the rails.
— Touré (@Toure) November 14, 2019
The Deep State conspiracy theory is a rebranding of the New World Order conspiracy theory which is a rebranding of the Nazi’s conspiracy theory which is a rebranding of the Elders of Zion conspiracy theory.
Steve King is just revealing the inherent anti-Semetism.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) November 14, 2019
This is Alex Soros who is not a government employee and therefore can not be the whistleblower.
Also, Steve King is a piece of shit. pic.twitter.com/tNBSFthYU0
— Great&UnmatchedCavsKermit (@JbkJbk1234) November 14, 2019
.@SteveKingIA is circulating false information, claiming Alexander Soros, our deputy chair, is the whistleblower. He is not. Attempts to out the whistleblower violate protections put in place to help people in government root out waste, fraud, and abuse. https://t.co/QAQXTSwzEY
— Open Society Foundations (@OpenSociety) November 14, 2019
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