Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that he hopes that Supreme Court Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor will "fly to…
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that he hopes that Supreme Court Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor will “fly to Cuba” hours before he will appear with the Iowa governor in an election last night.
King has a long history of making inflammatory comments about race and immigration. He recently suffered a punishment by a top Republican party leader and lost support from companies including Land & Lakes, although he is still favored to win re-election on Tuesday.
At an appearance in Hampton, Iowa, King discussed the Supreme Court and said he was optimistic “We will have a 7-2 court” after Tuesday’s middle, according to deputy editor Adam Rubenstein, weekly assistant editor.
King added that “Kagan and Sotomayor may fly to Cuba”, referring to former President Obama’s two nominees to the court.
A spokesman for the king did not immediately respond to a request for clarification about the Congress’s remarks.
Rubenstein had previously wrote a Weekly Standard paragraph where he described King as “America’s most sad congressional leader.”
King is a co-chair of Iowa Reynold’s re-election campaign and will appear on her Monday evening. Reynolds, a Republican, is in a tight race, and her democratic opponent, Fred Hubbell, criticized her in a tweet saying: “Instead of removing Steve King as your co-chairman, close your campaign next to him.” . @KimReynoldsIA instead of removing Steve King as your co-chairman, close your campaign next to him. The message is clear: you stand with Steve King’s actions.
Iowans want change. It’s time to make our government as good and decent as our people. Https: //t.co/ZDzmMda9ZK
– Fred Hubbell (@FredHubbell) November 5, 2018
“The message is ready
] Reynold’s campaign did not respond immediately to a request for comment on Hubbell’s criticism.
The King’s remarks come less than a week after he was accused by rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), the head of the national Republican Congress Committee, over which Stivers was described as the King’s “totally inappropriate” comments on white nationalism.
The head of the Anti Defamation League wrote a letter to President Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) who requested The king was formally censored over his alleged anti-Semitic words and actions.
In response to Stiver’s criticism, King issued a statement on Twitter last week where he condemned “Establishment Never Trumpers” and attacks that he said were “orchestrated those of nasty, desperate and dishonest false news “and aimed to” turn the house and impeach Donald Trump “.