Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is attempting to fundraise off of the controversy that’s swelled in recent days over his remarks about white supremacy to the New York Times earlier this month, the Des Moines Register reported.
In a campaign email to supporters, King criticized the “unhinged left” and Republican “NeverTrumpers” for the backlash to his remarks, despite condemnation and calls for his resignation from people in his party who are friendly with Trump.
“The unhinged left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me,” King reportedly wrote, blaming the “rabid leftist media” for attacking him over his support of Trump and his stance on immigration.
After King questioned why the terms white supremacist and white nationalist were considered offensive, Republicans and Democrats denounced his remarks. Republican leadership moved to strip King of all his committee assignments and the House voted in favor of a disapproval resolution over the matter.