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Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is so racist that other Republicans, at least when they felt the pressure of getting creamed during the midterms, have denounced him for being too racist. King, who believes that only white people have made contributions to civilization, also enjoys cozying up to actual Nazis. He barely won re-election in 2018, running a campaign so noxious that several corporate donors were forced to drop him.

But he unfortunately is still around, and on Thursday, the New York Times allowed him to air a question that clearly perplexes him:

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

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Why, indeed!

Update (3:09 p.m.): Steve King has responded to the Times article with a statement that he typed, then printed out, and then took a photo of before he posted said photo to Twitter. Admittedly, this is something my aunt does all the time. Unlike my aunt, Steve King is a white supremacist with an odd penchant for unnecessary capitalization.

Read his statement:

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Jezebel has updated the headline to reflect this breaking news.

 

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