Rep. Steve King is right. ‘America has been divided,’ and he helped divide it.

On a day that cried out for calls for unity —  leave it to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to emerge from his palatial glass house to yell at the neighbors.

By Jonathan Capehart  | The Washington Post | June 15 at 1:29 PM

On a day that cried out for calls for unity — and got them from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and even President Trump — leave it to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to emerge from his palatial glass house to yell at the neighbors.

“America has been divided,” King said Wednesday from the scene of the horror on a local baseball field in Alexandria, where Republican members of Congress and staff were practicing for a charity game against Democrats on Thursday. “And the center of America is disappearing, and the violence is appearing in the streets, and it’s coming from the left.”

As if that weren’t enough, King took to Twitter to repeat himself.






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The center of America is disappearing, and the violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left.

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Yes, the center of America is disappearing. There are many causes of it, including hateful rhetoric that drives wedges rather than builds bridges. And a leading expert in the former is King.

[In America, we’re all ‘somebody else’s babies.’]

Nearly a year ago, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, King stunned the nation with a bit of racial chauvinism. He was reacting to writer Charles Pierce contending that the gathering might be the last time old white people command the attention of the GOP.


King: This whole white people business, though, does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization? MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes: Than white people? King: Than Western civilization itself that’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and everyplace where the footprint of Christianity settled the world.

This is the same guy who derided “dreamers” during an interview four years ago with Newsmax, a far-right website that purports to report news.

There are kids that were brought into this country by their parents unknowing they were breaking the law. And they will say to me and others who defend the rule of law, ‘We