Steve King

US Representative for Iowa (1949-)

Steven Arnold King (born May 28, 1949) is an American politician and former businessman. He was a U.S. Representative from Iowa from 2003 to 2021. King is a member of the Republican Party.

Steve King
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byTom Latham
Succeeded byRandy Feenstra
Constituency5th district (2003–2013)
4th district (2013–2021)
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 2, 2003
Preceded byWayne Bennett
Succeeded byThurman Gaskill
Personal details
Steven Arnold King

(1949-05-28) May 28, 1949 (age 74)
Storm Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Marilyn King (m. 1972)
EducationNorthwest Missouri State University (attended)

King is known for his controversial remarks on immigration and racism.[1][2][3][4] In January 2019, he created controversy when he asked "why white nationalist are offensive".[5] Some of his words were seen as white nationalist and racist.[6]

The Washington Post has described King as the "Congressman most openly affiliated with white nationalism."[7]

In June 2020, he lost the Republican nomination for his re-election campaign in the U.S. House.[8]

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  1. Campbell, Andy (January 10, 2019). "White Supremacist Rep. Steve King Wonders Why Being White Supremacist Is Offensive" – via Huff Post.
  2. Gabriel, Trip (January 10, 2019). "Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics" – via
  3. Pierce, Charles P. (January 10, 2019). "Steve King Is a Public Racist. Iowans Have Elected Him to Congress 9 Straight Times". Esquire.
  4. "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
  5. 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.
  6. "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
  7. 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.
  8. Zhou, Li (June 2, 2020). "Embattled Republican Rep. Steve King has lost his primary". Vox. New York City: Vox Media. Retrieved June 2, 2020.

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