Steve King: Climate Denier is a Hero to Neo-Nazis and the Klan

November 1, 2018

Today’s GOP all rolled up in one guy.

ThinkProgress:

At an event sponsored by the climate-denying, Koch-funded Americans For Prosperity on Wednesday, King reportedly told the audience that climate change “is not proven, it’s not science. It’s more of a religion than a science.” He also argued that an increase in carbon in the atmosphere might actually be a good thing:

He said that even if carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the earth to warm, environmentalists only look at the bad from that, not the good.

“Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists’) analysis,” he said. “There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer. … And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don’t know if we’d know that.”

Waiting to hear the upside of Neo-Nazism, too, Steve.

Sioux City Journal (Iowa):

Wednesday’s rebuke from religious leaders was the latest in a growing chorus of voices upset with King for what they say are his racist comments and associations with white supremacists.

On Tuesday, the first high-profile national Republican to rebuke King spoke out, and the National Republican Congressional Campaign announced no funding would come to King’s campaign over the final days to the election.

In an unprecedented move, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, “strongly condemned” King for his recent comments, actions, and retweets, saying they are “completely inappropriate.”  The NRCC also said it would not send funds to help King’s campaigns in the closing days of the campaign.

On Wednesday, another GOP House member rebuked King. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Cuban-American from Florida, told MSNBC, “His comments and his actions are disgusting. I would never cast a ballot for someone like Steve King.”

The recent controversies King has experienced are adding to the surge to the campaign his Democratic challenger, J.D. Scholten, is experiencing, as Scholten cited a huge fundraising pull in one day.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, Scholten tweeted, “Thank you to everyone who has become a part of this incredible movement. In a little over 24 hours, we’ve received over $350,000 from over 7,500 individuals and signed up dozens of new volunteers. And we’re just one point away from defeating Steve King. #GameOn”

Meanwhile, King still has support in his party.

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