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Racist comments from Steve King Mirror the Tree of Life Gunman

Racist comments from Steve King Mirror the Tree of Life Gunman

The hate motivating the Tree of Life shooter’s murders was directed at the Pittsburgh Jewish community because they provide legal assistance to immigrants through Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), who the shooter accused of “bringing invaders in that kill our people.” Earlier this year, Steve King threatened immigration attorneys who were helping migrants, saying “These lawyers better have their laws right if they are going to go to a foreign country and help facilitate an unarmed invasion into the United States” (April 25, 2018, Fox News). The shooter and King share a common fear of migrants as “invaders” and they both direct their rage at the immigration lawyers who protect them. The last words the shooter said before shooting up the synagogue were, “I can’t sit by an watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics. I’m going in.” This summer, King, also angered by immigration policy which he claimed had “sacrificed thousands, including...

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Des Moines Partnership: Drop Steve King Now

Des Moines Partnership: Drop Steve King Now

Despite receiving more than 200 emails and calls in less than six hours from area residents calling on them to cancel a candidate event with Congressman Steve King, Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers indicates that the event will go on. 

Click through to read our letter on why the Greater Des Moines Partnership must cut ties with Steve King. This is not a political issue. This is not a partisan issue. This is a moral issue.

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