Steven King was born in 1949 and is currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
King was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and has been reelected since. Prior to joining Congress, Steve King served on the Iowa State Senate. He was elected in 1996 and reelected in 2000, before resigning to take the seat in the House.
In January 2019, Representative King was stripped of his committee assignments after a New York Times interview in which he seemed to defend white supremacy by saying “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” He has made racist comments and publicly supported and engaged with white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Rep. King has retweeted Mark Collett, a British neo-Nazi that has engaged in anti-Semitic speech and in Holocaust denial.
Rep. King has also retweeted Lana Lokteff, a white nationalist who has said “[America] can never, ever be too white” and made anti-Semitic comments such as “#SeinfeldTaughtMe why people don’t like Jews”.
Congressman King endorsed in 2018 a Toronto mayoral candidate with ties to neo-Nazis.
Offensive and controversial remarks https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/us/politics/steve-king-offensive-quotes.html
Retweeted Nazi sympathizer https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/us/politics/steve-king-collett-nazi.html
Retweeted white supremacist https://www.huffpost.com/entry/steve-king-tweets-white-nationalist-lana-lokteff_n_5b995994e4b0511db3e8a0fc
Comments on Germany and the Holocaust https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Rep-King-after-Auschwitz-visit-Bring-pride-back-to-Germany-again-570398