‘I Won’t Stand for It’: Dem Rep Rebukes ‘White Supremacist’ Steve King for Hurricane Katrina Comments

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Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) denounced “white supremacist” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for the Iowa representative’s comments on Hurricane Katrina, following deadly floods across the midwest.

Rep. King’s statement stemmed from a comment he made at a town hall on Thursday, where the Iowa representative compared reactions of Louisiana residents during Hurricane Katrina and Iowans’ in the current floods, claiming Katrina victims were only looking for handouts.

“Here’s what FEMA tells me: We go to a place like New Orleans and everybody’s looking around saying ‘Who’s gonna help me? Who’s gonna help me?'” King claimed.

King went on to give an example, reverting back to the claim that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is “always gratified when they come and see Iowans take care of each other.”

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Multiple Louisiana lawmakers spoke out to condemn King, including Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards who called his comments “disgusting and disheartening,” and Rep. Richmond who expressed his deep contempt for the Iowa representative’s views.

“My heart goes out to all Iowans. Though it unsettles me that [Steve King] would dare compare them to the countless victims of Katrina, many of whom lost their lives,” said Richmond. “When people show you who they are, believe them.”

“Steve King is a white supremacist and I won’t stand for it.”

In addition to his town hall, King has also been recently criticized for his alleged racist actions and statements, including posting a meme encouraging a modern-day civil war, as well as a giving a speech that neglected to denounce white supremacy.

When King was asked earlier in the week if he thought a white society would be superior to a non-white society, the representative stated, “I don’t have an answer for that, it’s so hypothetical.”

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King went on to explain how America has never been an “all-white” society, but never directly addressed the question.

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Phyllis Softa
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I think we are way past the denial stage that Steve King represents and speaks for a segment of America that we have long known not only existed, but is well represented in the Republican party and empowered by conservative media. Silence and denial is complicity.

James
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Rep. King’s comments obviously don’t fit the Left’s narrative. Let the name calling begin. (They left out “racist”.)

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