GOP Rep. Steve King Endorses White Nationalist Running For Toronto Mayor


Congressman Steve King (R-IA) again used his seat to promote white supremacy today, posting an endorsement of white ethno-nationalist Faith Goldy in the Toronto mayoral race from his official congressional Twitter account.

“Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toronto mayor, pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, pro balanced budget, &…BEST of all, Pro Western Civilization and a fighter for our values,” King tweeted today. “@FaithGoldy will not be silenced.”

Goldy’s history dabbling in white supremacy includes promoting a book in which the author calls for the extermination of Jews, appearing on podcasts with white supremacists after last year’s infamous Charlottesville rally, and reciting the “Fourteen Words” — a famous white supremacist slogan that states: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”

Rather than referring to herself as a white supremacist, however, Goldy identifies as an ethno-nationalist, which means she advocates for most of the same things as modern white supremacists — i.e., pushing for a whites only nation state and protesting black and brown immigration.

As for King, this is far from the first time he has pushed white nationalist rhetoric.

From promoting the work of neo-Nazis, to sharing a photo of random Hispanic kids and calling them “prime MS-13 gang material,” King’s record of white nationalism is extensive. He has said “diversity is not our strength,” warned against mixing “cultures,” and tweeted “culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

These comments have led many on the left to refer to King as a white nationalist congressman.

Oddly enough, King endorsed the white supremacist candidate even though she has virtually no chance at winning the race. A recent poll found that her support is at just 2 percent.

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