Rep. Steve King: I’m Just as Hispanic as Julián Castro

Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King took to Twitter Friday to declare that he is just as Hispanic as Obama HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

Steve King

King’s tweet is confusing either way you read it. If it’s meant to imply Castro is not Hispanic… yeah, no. Castro is a full-blooded Mexican-American.

If it’s meant to imply that King has Latino ancestry… well, it’s certainly possible. But you’d think it would have come out the first dozen or so times he was attacked for making disparaging comments about Mexican undocumented immigrants.

It’s worth noting that before King’s tweet, Wikipedia only said that King has German, Welsh, Irish, and English ancestry. Since the tweet, there have been a few, uh, creative edits:


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