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Iowa’s shame, part infinity

Rep. Steve King, one of the Republican’s shining lights. (photo: Gage Skidmore / flickr)

Oh sure, you have your Michele Bachmanns and Louie Gohmerts, and even, God forbid, next year a fellow Iowan Jodie Ernst; but still, no member of Congress is more proudly ignorant than Steve King…representative of Iowa’s Fourth District.

King’s long run of racism is but one of his many low points — and no situation like Ferguson can occur without King adding his less than two cents.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed that racial profiling is not a concern in Ferguson, Missouri, because all of the protesters are of a “continental origin.”

Speaking on conservative network Newsmax TV on Wednesday, King disagreed that racial profiling played a role in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown or the targeting of those protesting his death because, King claims, everyone protesting the situation is black.

Yep, just another dead African-American teen cared for only by his fellow “Continentals” (King loves all forms of racial statements, but his default is the “old timey” phrases).

At least he didn’t discuss the size of their calves.

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