CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert slammed Iowa Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King’s ‘white supremacist’ feedback Steve King faces new storm over remarks about white supremacy Biden blasts Steve King for ‘white supremacist’ feedback MORE (R) on Friday after the congressman appeared to defend white supremacy in an interview with The New York Occasions this week.
Studying a quote from King’s major challenger, state Sen. Randy Feenstra (R), who stated that King was too “caustic” to carry workplace, Colbert joked that King was caustic like bleach.
“In line with Feenstra, King is not match to serve Iowa due to his ‘caustic nature.’ Sure, King may be very caustic, like bleach, in that they each wish to flip every part white,” Colbert joked.
The transient trade was not Colbert’s first time criticizing the Iowa congressman on racial points. In a 2013 episode of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, Colbert took intention at King for remarking that President Obama’s Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative would legalize Mexican immigrants with “legs the dimensions of cantaloupes” from hauling medicine.
Colbert’s most up-to-date feedback got here after King requested throughout an interview with The New York Occasions why phrases comparable to “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” have been offensive.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language change into offensive?” King requested. “Why did I sit in lessons instructing me in regards to the deserves of our historical past and our civilization?
Hours after the interview revealed Thursday King would tackle the remarks on the Home ground, apologizing for his rhetoric and stating that he didn’t assist white supremacist beliefs.
“I wish to make one factor abundantly clear; I reject these labels and the evil ideology that they outline. Additional, I condemn anybody that helps this evil and bigoted ideology which noticed in its final expression the systematic homicide of 6 million harmless Jewish lives,” King stated.
His remarks have spurred calls from Democrats and a few Republicans for his censure on the Home ground, which Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King’s ‘white supremacist’ feedback Trump is true: Partitions work on the Southern border Trump swipes at Dems over reopening authorities: ‘Get it completed!’ MORE (D-Calif.) indicated was a risk.
“I’m not ready to make any announcement about that proper now,” she stated. “However evidently, there’s curiosity in doing one thing.”