On Tuesday the US House including ALL Republicans condemned Steve King’s reported comments in The New York Times. Steve insists his comments were taken out of context. Republican leaders trusted NY Times writer over their colleague. It didn’t take long before the ladies on The View used the incident to paint ALL Republicans as racist.
And why not?
Joy Behar — who has a history of offensive statements against Christians and conservatives — started screaming that Trump was next.
Things took a sharp turn when co-host Sunny Hostin asked whether Republicans in Congress will take the “moral high ground”—like Democrats did with Sen. Al Franken—and force King to resign.
From there, she asked if they would then “step up to the plate with Donald Trump” on his border wall, which she said the president has been using as a “dog whistle for racism.”
“But Sunny, there’s 42 percent of this country that supports the wall,” Abby Huntsman replied. “Are they all racist?”
All she could really say in response was, “That’s a good question. I don’t know, is Donald Trump racist?”
Joy Behar chimed in with “Duh,” but Huntsman wouldn’t touch that one. Ultimately, both she and McCain pushed back on the idea of suggesting that those who want a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border are in the same “racist” ballpark as Steve King.
According to NBC, the local editorial boards of the Des Moines Register and the Sioux City Journal are calling for his resignation. And the Fort Dodge Messenger rescinded its 2018 endorsement of King, writing, in part, that it “should have pondered more carefully King’s pattern of making outrageous statements.”
Jeannie Small, a Republican voter from Humboldt, thinks King should resign, telling NBC News, “I don’t think people have the confidence in him now. He says he didn’t mean what he said. But he’s done himself damage.”
But Mary Grim did not find King’s racist comments offensive.