The man just can’t stop openly embracing white supremacists.
Three months after quote-tweeting well-known British neo-Nazi Mark Collett while delivering the message “Europe is waking up…will America…in time?,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) used his Twitter account to once again promote a white nationalist when he quoted notorious far-right vlogger Lana Loktieff.
“Nazi” is injected into Leftist talking points because the worn out & exhausted “racist” is over used & applied to everyone who lacks melanin & who fail to virtue signal at the requisite frequency & decibels. But…Nazis were socialists & Leftists are socialists https://t.co/0SkC2a4Y2l
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) September 12, 2018
As you can see in the tweet above, King amplified Lotkeff’s post while adding some commentary of his own about how leftists are the real Nazis.
““Nazi” is injected into Leftist talking points because the worn out & exhausted “racist” is over used & applied to everyone who lacks melanin & who fail to virtue signal at the requisite frequency & decibels,” King wrote. “But…Nazis were socialists & Leftists are socialists.”
King trying to flip the script on the use of “Nazi” is more than a little ironic considering how much Lokteff embraces neo-Nazi ideology. Here’s what Right Wing Watch’s Jared Holt wrote today on her following King’s tweet:
When King posted this message today, he did so while quote-tweeting Lana Lokteff, who we identified last year as one of the major voices spreading white supremacist hate on YouTube on behalf of the web-based outlet Red Ice. Lokteff once invited alt-right YouTuber Faith Goldy onto the network to defend the world-famous “14 Words” white supremacist slogan.
Lokteff recently declared that American “can never, ever, ever, be too white” and has asserted that interracial dating is “more devious than blatant in-your-face mass murdering.” She is an unabashed “ethno-nationalist,” meaning that she advocates for immigration policies that would enforce a white supermajority in America. Lokteff has boasted that women helped elect both President Trump and Adolf Hitler.
The likeliness the Republican Party will do anything about one of their lawmakers defiantly and openly peddling white supremacy is pretty much nill. After King refused to take down his previous tweet of a neo-Nazi, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s spokeswoman released a statement weeks later — and only after being pressed by the media — saying “the speaker has said many times that Nazis have no place in our politics, and clearly members should not engage with anyone promoting hate.”
Outside of that generalized and bland statement, King has suffered no political consequences for his blatantly racist and xenophobic rhetoric — and it seems like the GOP would prefer it to stay that way.