Rep. Chris Curbelo (R-FL), currently in the reelection fight of his life against Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, sought to distance himself from the suddenly toxic Rep. Steve King (R-IA), whose white nationalist ties are proving problematic for him for the first time.
“His comments and his actions are disgusting,” Curbelo said to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “And look, I know nothing about his opponent, but I will tell you this: I would never cast a ballot for someone like Steve King.”
Though King has a rich history of endorsing and echoing white nationalists, his most recent offense occurred in Austria where he met with a far-right party founded by a Nazi while on a trip paid for by Holocaust remembrance group. King later justified himself by saying that if that group was based in America, they’d be Republicans.
Watch Curbelo’s comments here:
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