Republican Campaign Chairman Steve Stivers Denounces GOP Rep. Steve King For White Nationalist Views
Steve King has garnered a lot of criticism for his rhetoric, and the latest person to challenge him is fellow Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio.
REBPUBLICAN STEVE STIVERS CHALLENGES STEVE KING
Stivers took to Twitter to call out King’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets” as “completely inappropriate,” adding how “white supremacy and hate in all forms” must be stood up against. He also happens to be the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and part of his duties involve electing Republicans to Congress.
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
As midterms are drawing closer, King is currently in a close race against his Democratic rival J.D. Scholten, both of whom are neck-and-neck with each other according to a recent poll:
J.D. Scholten @Scholten4Iowa (D) 44
Steve King (R) 45
Movement: 26 points to D (was Trump+27)
Trump won IA-04 by 27 points in 2016; King won by 23 points.
Trump opinion is divided (51% fav, 46% unfav); opinion toward King is quite negative (38% fav, 48% unfav).
— Change Research (@ChangePolls) October 30, 2018
Scholten responded to Stivers’ denouncement of King favorably on Twitter, whereas King issued a statement deriding Stiver. In his statement, King claimed, “these attacks are orchestrated by nasty, desperate, and dishonest fake news,” contesting their scheme is “to flip the House and impeach Donald Trump.” He closed his statement by claiming the “establishment Never Trumpers are complicit.”
Last week I issued a challenge for at least one Republican elected official to condemn @SteveKingIA‘s recent behavior. I applaud @RepSteveStivers, Chair of the NRCC. Respect. #CountryOverParty https://t.co/KCKTBlEDhr
— J.D. Scholten (@Scholten4Iowa) October 30, 2018
King Response pic.twitter.com/H8iXI3cM1x
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) October 30, 2018