GOP Rep. Curbelo: ‘I Would Never Cast A Ballot For Someone Like Steve King’

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October 31, 2018 12:34 p.m.

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.

He has since been condemned by the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee and dropped by some companies that had funded his campaign.

Watch Curbelo’s comments here:

 

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