An Iowa congressman known for firing off racist slurs and spewing inflammatory rhetoric is at it once again!
Rep. Steve King took to Twitter earlier this week to ask Vice President-elect Kamala Harris if she is “descended from slaves or slave owners?”
The Republican Congressman, who has a history of controversial statements, sent the tweet on Sunday, November 22, sparking backlash.
I’m reading that @KamalaHarris made history as first woman, first black woman, first Asian woman, etc = a boatload of intersectionality points. But Kamala, are you descended from slaves or slave owners?
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) November 22, 2020
As expected, the backlash was immediate on Twitter.
Who’s going to tell him how Black people got to Jamaica and how some of their descendants wound up with European blood? https://t.co/IfQmODBKUn
— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid ) (@JoyAnnReid) November 22, 2020
Never forget the fact that white supremacist Steve King was national co-chair of @tedcruz’s presidential campaign.
Speaks volumes about the Republican Party.
— RozieK (@kenner3616) November 22, 2020
Thankfully, this racist monster will no longer be a Congressman in just 42 days. pic.twitter.com/kXr7379crS
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) November 22, 2020
This you? pic.twitter.com/yVlKiBQrnU
— Christine (@christinelu) November 22, 2020
yes let’s give more light to the fact that black women were regularly raped by their white enslavers, often resulting in mixed race children. cf. thomas jefferson.
— ja weh (@JamilaWehner) November 22, 2020
In the new year, the incendiary politician will no longer serve in the House of Representatives since he lost his re-election bid to State Sen. Randy Feenstra. King held this seat for 18 years as the congressman of Northwest Iowa.