Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior.
– Steve Stivers, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee
In his almost 16 years in Congress, King has passed exactly one bill as primary sponsor, redesignating a post office. He won’t debate his opponent and rarely holds public town halls. Instead, he spends his time meeting with fascist leaders in Europe and retweeting neo-Nazis.
– Des Moines Register Editorial Board, October 13, 2018
I do want to put this at the feet of Barack Obama. He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits of that labor.
– Steve King
* In response to the June 2017 shooting of members of Congress during their baseball practice. Five people were wounded, including House majority whip Steve Scalise.
Those who foment fear of migrants instead of building peace are sowing violence and racial discrimination. We encounter Jesus in those who are poor, rejected, or refugees. Countries have a moral obligation to protect those fleeing from danger.
– Pope Francis
* Steve King’s faith leader
These lawyers helping the caravan better have their laws right if they are going to go to a foreign country and help facilitate an unarmed invasion into the United States.
– Steve King
I don’t know that Faith Goldy is a white supremacist. I have not seen the evidence of that. We don’t know what the left is going to hyperventilate over. This is a story that would not be a story if it hadn’t been for CNN and the Des Moines Register.
– Steve King
I am disappointed by Rep. King’s remarks, which speak of migrants in a way that undermines their human dignity and the respect owed them as children of God.
– The Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless, bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City, 2013
His ugly tweets about immigrants, his admiration for white nationalists, his misguided beliefs about who is entitled to populate America, his smears and fears … all make clear the fact that Steve King is an embarrassment to our great state of Iowa.
– Fern Kupfer, Ames Tribune
Race-baiting is a trend of our current congressman Steve King. He needs to set his Confederate flag in his back pocket and go back to Kiron.
–Former Republican Iowa State Senator David Johnson
Say what you will, Congressman Steve King’s record in Congress is consistent – victories are measured by political points scored, rather than bills enacted into law. This year he has introduced 11 bills, and none has even advanced to the House floor. On matters that hit closer to home, King has been unable to defend the mandate for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard, a potentially costly loss for the Fourth District.
– Charlie Mitchell, Daily Times Herald
For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally nonexistent judicial authority. Mr. King has perverted the Constitution to create rights to things such as discrimination, bullying, and disparate treatment. These efforts to enshrine these appalling values as constitutional rights were not envisioned by the voters, or by King’s colleagues who must currently try to restrain his attempts to single-handedly rewrite the nation’s founding principles on a bill-by-bill basis.
⁃ House Representative Jared Polis of Colorado
Steve King is allowed to say some crazy, mean-spirited things about immigrants, and he faces no consequences from other Republicans.
⁃ House Representative Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois
Irresponsible and reprehensible. I think what Steve King said about immigrants was out of touch with the GOP.
–Republican Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho