It's weird how Republicans keep supporting a racist asshole.

Markos Moulitsas, writing about Steve King at The Hill:

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” he tweeted, referring to Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders, who has promised to “de-Islamise” the Netherlands. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The nation’s most infamous former KKK imperial wizard, David Duke, tweeted his approval.

Lest anyone misconstrue King, he reaffirmed Monday that, yes, he was a white supremacist: “I meant exactly what I said, as is always the case,” adding that he hoped for an America in which we all “look the same.” While some Republicans professed supposed shock at King’s words, they were nothing new. In 2012, he compared immigration policy to selecting a dog, arguing we should allow only the “pick of the litter” into the U.S. In 2013, he said that for every “Dreamer” — young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children — who was a valedictorian, “there’s another 100 out there that they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

Steve King is a vile racist and xenophobe, and has been saying shit like this for years. It is pretty rich for his Republican colleagues to suddenly be shocked, SHOCKED I tell you to find this sort of thing going on in their establishment.

If any of them actually cared about it or are offended by it, they would be censuring King and booting him out of their party. Instead, they are happy to offer mealy-mouthed criticisms in the press and do nothing.

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