Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers, the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, calls Iowa Congressman Steve King’s recent comments “completely inappropriate.”
King has come under fire for recently endorsing Faith Goldy, a white nationalist who has associated with anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi websites, for mayor of Toronto.
Last week, King spoke with a far-right Austrian publication and met with members of a far-right party that has Nazi roots, all while on a trip sponsored by a Holocaust education group. In June, he retweeted an infamous British neo-Nazi.
Republican party leadership had been virtually silent on King’s activity. Stivers is among the most prominent to call him out.
Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior.
— Steve Stivers (@RepSteveStivers) October 30, 2018