The guy won’t curb his offensive remarks…..
It could cost him his job….
Not only is Rep. Steve King’s party pulling back its support, but he’s losing corporate donors for his incendiary rhetoric too.
Three companies that had previously backed King — Land O’ Lakes, Purina, and Intel —publicly committed to ceasing donations to the Republican congressman Tuesday, facing pressure from anti-racism activists on social media and Jewish congregations at home, the Des Moines Register reported.
King has for years been censured by the Southern Poverty Law Center for comments the watchdog group calls “explicitly white nationalist.”
But the scrutiny has become more severe since Saturday, when a gunman motivated by an ideology of white supremacy shot 11 people at a synagogue in the largest hate crime perpetrated against Jews in U.S. history….
Earlier this month, U.S. media reported for the first time on an August interview King granted in Austria, in which King echoed the far-right conspiracy theory that immigration and diversity will lead to a collapse of “Western civilization.” Advocacy groups dedicated to rooting out hate speech say “Western civilization” used in that context is a euphemism for whites…