Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protestors Are Of A Single ‘Continental Origin’ (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Steve King speaks during a hearing to criticize a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline in 2014, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in De... U.S. Rep. Steve King speaks during a hearing to criticize a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline in 2014, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. The EPA in November proposed reducing by nearly 3 billion gallons the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline in 2014, prompting outcry by political leaders from both parties who claimed such a move would devastate Iowa's economy and cost thousands of jobs. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) MORE LESS
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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said on Wednesday that he saw no reason to be concerned about the possibility of racial profiling in police clashes with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. because the protestors all appeared to be of a single “continental origin.”

King appeared on Newsmax TV on Wednesday where host J.D. Hayworth asked him about the escalating conflict in Ferguson. When asked about the concerns raised by members of the Congressional Black Caucus about the possibility of racial profiling, King said those were unsubstantiated.

“This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.”

King then stated that he prefers to “reject race-based politics, identity politics” because “we’re all God’s children and we all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.”

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  1. Every time I think this guy could not get any more repulsive than he already is, he manages to prove me wrong.

  2. Avatar for dv01 dv01 says:

    So, is TPM playing the race card by reporting on this?

    I get a little confused sometimes. This seems like another smear attempt by libruls in their War on Whites. And by “smear,” I mean simply transcribing what idiots like this say.

  3. Avatar for marby marby says:

    Agreed. This is a new low, even for Mr. King. Is he just that biased or is he so dense that he doesn’t understand the questions and implications of his answers?

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