Steve King; Liz Cheney
(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Alex Wong) Liz Cheney rips "racist" Steve King for questioning why the label “white supremacist” is offensive
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked
January 10, 2019 10:00PM (UTC)
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A conservative congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed Rep.
Steve King (R-IA) for downplaying the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist.”
Earlier on Thursday, the
New York Times printed a long interview with King in which he was quoted musing about why the labels were “offensive.”
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” the Iowa Republican told the
Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
In response, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tweeted that King’s comments “are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse.”
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