Due to his penchant for supporting Nazis and White Supremacists, Iowa Republican Steve King has lost the backing of corporate donors and fellow Republicans in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting:
While in Vienna, The Washington Post reports, he also met with representatives of Austria’s Freedom Party, a far-right political party founded in the 1950s by a former Nazi SS officer. King has a long history of hateful rhetoric against immigrants and Muslims, and has expressed his support for far-right extremists.
But, Steve King is pressing on, and he is proudly telling everyone about those who still support him, like Texas Senator Ted Cruz:
Representative Steve King of Iowa, who has been abandoned by Republican leaders and donors over his embrace of white nationalists and for rhetoric that has been denounced as racist, said he got a supportive phone call from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who’s facing a tough re-election battle of his own.
King, in an interview, said Cruz, a fellow Republican, called him on Wednesday. King co-chaired Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa, the key early caucus state, which the Texan won.
Ted Cruz is of Cuban descent, and was born in Canada, but those roots are apparently not strong enough for Ted Cruz to disown an anti-immigrant bigot who loves to meet with actual Nazis in Austria, as long as that anti-immigrant bigot is also a Republican. It’s kind of like how Ted Cruz supports Donald Trump, a man who repeatedly insulted the father and wife of Ted Cruz. Does Ted Cruz have any principles?