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Steve King Loses Republican Primary after White Supremacy Comments

Added 06-03-20 09:04:02am EST - “The nine-term Iowa congressman lost the race to state Senator Randy Feenstra.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Steve King Loses Republican Primary after White Supremacy Comments | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican Representative Steve King, whose comments about white supremacy earned him the condemnation of many members of his party last year, lost his primary bid early Wednesday morning.

“I called Randy Feenstra a little bit ago and conceded the race to him,” King said in a video message posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “And I pointed out that there’s some powerful elements in the swamp that he’s going to have an awfully hard time pushing back against them.”

“I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support over the past 17 months that made tonight possible and I thank Congressman King for his decades of public service,” Feenstra said in a statement after his victory.

In a New York Times interview in January of last year, King asked, “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?”

Republicans came out swinging against King’s remarks, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the highest ranking House Republican, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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