Steven Arnold King (born May 28, 1949) is an American politician and former businessman. He is a U.S. Representative from Iowa since 2003. King is a member of the Republican Party. He is the only Republican in Iowa's House delegation.
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Tom Latham|
|Constituency||5th district (2003–2013)|
4th district (2013–present)
|Member of the Iowa Senate|
from the 6th district
January 13, 1997 – January 2, 2003
|Preceded by||Wayne Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Thurman Gaskill|
Steven Arnold King
May 28, 1949
Storm Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Marilyn King (m. 1972)
|Education||Northwest Missouri State University (attended)|
King is known for his controversial remarks on immigration and racism. In January 2019, he created controversy when he asked "why white nationalist are offensive". Some of his words were seen as white nationalist and racist.
In June 2020, he lost the Republican nomination for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House.
- Campbell, Andy (January 10, 2019). "White Supremacist Rep. Steve King Wonders Why Being White Supremacist Is Offensive" – via Huff Post.
- Gabriel, Trip (January 10, 2019). "Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics" – via NYTimes.com.
- Pierce, Charles P. (January 10, 2019). "Steve King Is a Public Racist. Iowans Have Elected Him to Congress 9 Straight Times". Esquire.
- "Steve King's Inflammatory Behavior Is Met With Silence From G.O.P." Retrieved 2018-08-03.
In Mr. King's case, his eight-term incumbency and his own history of racist comments
- Morrow, Brendan (2019-01-10). "GOP Rep. Steve King asks why 'white nationalist' and 'white supremacist' are 'offensive' terms". The Week. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
- "How Would Trump's Immigration Crackdown Have Affected His Own Team?". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa has become notorious for making thinly veiled racist pronouncements about the threats of immigration
- Zauzmer, Julie (October 28, 2018). "Following the Pittsburgh attack, Rep. Steve King's Iowa supporters brush aside concern about his white nationalist views". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
- Zhou, Li (June 2, 2020). "Embattled Republican Rep. Steve King has lost his primary". Vox. New York City: Vox Media. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
- Congressman Steve King official U.S. House website
- Steve King for Congress
- Steve King at the Open Directory Project
- King Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission