Republican Steve King Posts Stunningly Racist Quote, Gets Blasted By Former Ethics Chief

Republican Representative Steve King has not been shy about weighing in on matters of race. And typically when he throws out his opinion, it’s something pretty racist.

Today was no exception. King tweeted out a link with a quote from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that has to be seen to be believed. Orban’s quote reads:

Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.

The article argues against the mixing of cultures and states doing so does not lead to a beautiful life”. It also lays the blame for the ills brought on by this mixing at the feet of frequent right-wing target, George Soros.

Many on Twitter were quick to blast Republican Steve King for the post. But one of the most prominent to slam the GOP Rep was former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub.

In a brief tweet storm, Shaub scolds King for his bigoted views, while highlighting the fruits of diversity.

Shaub resigned from his post in July of this year. He was very critical about Donald Trump’s failure to truly divest from his business and called his plan to distance himself from his company “meaningless”.

As for Steve King, the Republican has a long history of making racist statements and opposing virtually everything resembling the inclusion of anything non-white, such as putting civil rights icon Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

King stirred controversy during last year’s campaign by questioning the contributions to society by anyone nonwhite. During an interview he made this deplorable statement:

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’re talking about? Where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?

Steve King has been no stranger to unleashing disgusting racism during his time as an elected official. And it’s abundantly clear he no longer cares about continuing that awfulness for as long as Republicans keep sending him back to Washington.

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