In a story that falls into the “certainly they had something better to talk about” category, the Associated Press reports that Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King believes the President and Attorney General Eric Holder are race baiters who create policies that favor blacks. In a radio interview with G. Gordon Liddy, King said,
“The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race – on the side that favors the black person.”
During the interview he also stated that the President’s immigration reform plan will favor Latinos. And in regard to the Attorney General’s review of the constitutionality of Arizona’s new laws, King said,
“When you look at this administration, I’m offended by Eric Holder and the president also, their posture,” King said. “It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race, and I don’t know what the basis of that is, but I’m not a coward when it comes to that. And I’m happy to talk about these things, and I think we should.”
Eric Holder actually said, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”
The 61 year old congressman is no stranger to controversy stemming from his comments. In 2008, he actually said that terrorists would “dance in the streets” if Mr. Obama were elected to the presidency.
So far, there appear to be few repercussions for King. However, he was scheduled to keynote a GOP fundraiser for Colorado State Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican running for Congress, but it was canceled.