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Racism censure partly helped Rep. King understand what Jesus 'went through for us'

Griffin Connolly, CQ-Roll Call on

Published in Political News

But the nine-term incumbent's January comments in the Times don't reflect much of a shift in his previous rhetoric and behavior.

The congressman has made headlines over the past couple years for retweeting, and meeting, with far-right groups that have ties to Nazis. He consistently decries what he sees as the demise of white Americans as the U.S. becomes more diverse.

"Western civilization is on the decline," King said at a meeting last year with a handful of reporters and activists, including a member of a far-right group in Austria that was founded by a former Nazi SS officer.

King narrowly won re-election to Iowa's 4th District seat in the 2018 elections, edging out Democrat J.D. Scholten by 3 points, 50.3 percent to 47 percent.

Iowa Democrats are urging Scholten to run again, multiple outlets have reported.

 

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