White Supremacist GOP Congressman Says Colleagues Are ‘Patting Him On The Back’ For Racist Tweets

The Republican Party is constantly pushing back against accusations of being a racist institution, despite the fact that they endorse and celebrate racists in their ranks. Hell, they even tolerate outright white supremacists. Case in point – Representative Steve King ( R-Iowa). Rep. King has a long history of racially charged remarks, but here lately he has really gone over the top, most recently with a tweet that was nothing more than a white supremacist rant about how American can’t keep its population up with, quote, “somebody else’s babies.”

Of course, the backlash from Democrats and other people who aren’t complete racist pieces of shit was swift, but many of his Republican colleagues were curiously silent at King’s blatant racism. Well, now, King himself has given us the answer as to why the condemnation didn’t come from elected GOP officials as it should: Because, privately, they agree with him. King said:

“My colleagues have generally been coming by and patting me on the back. And a surprising number have said that they pray for me. And, meaning they support me and they agree with me, a surprising number.”

“I don’t often have members come up and say at the end of the day, ‘I prayed for you this morning.’ So they must think I’ve got a lot of arrows in my back.”

The only Republicans who condemned King’s offensive remarks were those who are the children of immigrants themselves. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R – Florida) tweeted at King:

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) also voiced her anger at King via Twitter:

Both of the aforementioned lawmakers are Cuban-American. When asked if he had spoken to any of his colleagues about the comments, King apparently lied, saying:

“They have not approached me. But I would say of my Republican critics, you should take a look on their position on immigration and see where they stand. There seems to be a curious coincidence.”

When Rep. Curbelo heard what King has said, the remarks were greeted with an eyeroll, and he said:

“I saw him down at conference, and I said, ‘Hey, I just want to know if I’m somebody else’s baby.’ He said, ‘You should have called me.’ I said, ‘I don’t have your number.’ So he sent me his number and we agreed we’d talk whenever we both time to sit down and talk about it.”

Hopefully, they can work it out, but something tells me there’s absolutely nothing that will curb Steve Kings open white supremacy. Unfortunately, it seems that the bulk of the GOP agrees. Then again, we already knew that.

Featured image via Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call