Embattled Representative Steve King (R-IA) has been dodging accusations and calls for his resignation ever since a NY Times article quoted him asking when “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” became offensive. Following punishment from the House, he is now claiming he was misquoted.
The NY Times reported admits there’s no tape of the conversation and the quote was written based on notes he took. Here’s the quote as it appeared in the article:
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
King is speaking out against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“Kevin McCarthy knows there is no tape. He talked to the NY Times reporter who said he believed he represented it accurately, so Kevin McCarthy’s taking the word of the NY Times reporter over me,” King said.
He said it’s up to voters to decide whether or not he needs to continue to hold his seat. In recent days, he’s growing more confident that he will win next year’s election despite the controversy.
“Well, of course our phones have been busy and really intense for a long time now, a number of days,” King continued. “But it’s shifted from the early calls on the first day to now it’s overwhelmingly supportive of me.”
The quote, if accurate, is hard to overlook. But if voters are willing to take his word for it that he was misquoted, he may be able to get past this incident and continue his efforts in the House.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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