53 Facts About Steve King

1. Ted Cruz hasn't distanced himself from Steve King—once a valuable ally—in final days of race against Beto O'Rourke.

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2. Steve King tweeted Thursday night that a New York rabbi paid him a visit to discuss the allegations of bigotry that came up against him during his most recent congressional campaign.

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3. Steve King launched into a weekend Twitter tirade against The Weekly Standard, a conservative policy.

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4. Steve King speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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5. Steve King launched into a weekend Twitter tirade against The Weekly Standard, a conservative policy magazine.

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6. Steve King blasted the National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday for supporting a gay candidate.

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7. Steve King bars 'leftist propaganda' outlet Des Moines Register from election night event.

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8. Steve King has blasted the national Republican leadership for supporting gay candidates.

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9. Steve King won his fourth term as Iowa's representative for the 4th congressional district Tuesday night.

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10. Steve King criticized the National Republican Congressional Committee on Monday for supporting a candidate for Congress who is gay.

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11. Steve King says he wants two female Supreme Court justices to "elope to Cuba".

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12. Steve King chose to spend his last day of campaigning before the midterms sharing with voters his fantasy about two Supreme Court justices.

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13. Steve King promised Wednesday to even more forcefully state his views in the future, saying his "head is bloodied but.

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14. Steve King faces unexpectedly tight race as Democratic challenger raises $1 million in a week.

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15. In the run-up to election day, Steve King reminded voters exactly who he is.

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16. Steve King narrowly held onto his seat in Iowa's ultra-conservative 4th.

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17. Steve King embraced white nationalism, but Iowa voters sent him back to Congress anyway.

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18. Steve King won a ninth term to Congress in his toughest campaign yet, defeating a strong challenge from JD Scholten, despite criticism from his own Republican colleagues over his comments this year criticizing diversity in the United States, as well.

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19. Steve King won a ninth term to Congress in his toughest campaign yet, defeating a strong challenge from JD Scholten, despite criticism from his own Republican colleagues over his comments this year criticizing diversity in the United States.

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20. Steve King has barred the Des Moines Register from his election night event in Sioux City.

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21. Steve King took to the podium early Wednesday to thank his supporters for standing behind him as he weathered.

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22. Steve King has again bested Democrats who hoped they would finally knock him out of Congress.

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23. Steve King promised Wednesday to even more forcefully state his views in the future, saying his "head is bloodied but.

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24. On December 8, 2017, Steve King tweeted Orban's quote that "Diversity is not our strength.

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25. Steve King supported Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a right-wing populist and strong opponent of admitting migrants during the European migrant crisis.

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26. Steve King supported French right-wing populist politician, leader of the Front National Marine Le Pen in the French 2017 presidential election.

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27. The next day on CNN, Steve King said he was referring to culture, not ethnicity, saying "It's the culture, not the blood.

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28. On March 12, 2017, Steve King expressed his support for Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician known for his anti-Islam views, leading up to the election in the Netherlands, stating, "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny" and "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies", referring to his views on ending birthright citizenship and promoting "an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot [sic] the same.

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29. In an interview with Breitbart News, Steve King said he did not want Muslims working in meat-packing plants.

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30. Steve King said he had meant to say that "Western civilization", rather than "white people", is the "superior culture": "when you describe Western civilization, that can mean much of Western civilization happens to be Caucasians.

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31. On June 14, 2010, Steve King said on the House floor that racial profiling is an important component of law enforcement: "Some claim that the Arizona law will bring about racial discrimination profiling.

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32. In March 2017, Steve King wrote "culture and demographics are our destiny.

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33. Steve King displayed the Confederate flag on his office desk in 2016, despite the fact that Iowa was part of the Union during the American Civil War.

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34. In 2006, Steve King called for an electrified fence on the US border, noting that such fences were successful in containing livestock.

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35. Steve King strongly endorsed Ted Cruz during the 2016 Republican primaries for President of the United States.

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36. On February 26, 2010, Steve King went to the House floor to protest Democrats' handling of health care reform and said, "Lobbyists do a very effective and useful job on this Hill.

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37. Steve King gained prominence as one of 11 in Congress to vote against the $52 billion Hurricane Katrina aid package, claiming fiscal responsibility and a need for a comprehensive plan for spending aid money.

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38. Steve King has voted against each stimulus bill in the US House of Representatives, saying, "Our economy will not recover because government spends more.

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39. Steve King is a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act and has led attempts to repeal it.

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40. Steve King bought $80,000 of radio advertising across the state calling for Iowans to vote against their retention.

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41. In May 2013, Steve King introduced another amendment to the House Farm Bill, the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, saying, "PICA blocks states from requiring 'free range' eggs or 'free range' pork.

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42. In July 2012, Steve King introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill that would legalize previously banned animal agriculture practices such as tail-docking, putting arsenic in chicken feed, and keeping impregnated pigs in small crates.

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43. Steve King received a score of zero on the 2012 Humane Society Legislative Fund's Humane Scorecard.

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44. In February 2010, Steve King tweeted about chasing and shooting a raccoon that had tried to enter his house during a blizzard, prompting criticism from animal rights groups.

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45. In 2018, Steve King criticized 18-year old Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez, attempting to tie her to Communist Cuba.

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46. Steve King said that Akin's voting record should be more important than his words.

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47. Steve King has voted against allowing human embryonic stem cell research.

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48. In August 2015, Steve King was named the least effective member of Congress by InsideGov due to his persistent failures to get legislation out of committee.

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49. On May 3, 2013, Steve King announced that he would not run for the US Senate in 2014.

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50. From 1996 to 2002, Steve King served as an Iowa state senator, representing the 6th district.

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51. While in college, Steve King received "2S" deferments in 1967, 1968, and 1969.

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52. Steve King attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, majoring in math and biology, but did not graduate.

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53. Steve King is a member of the Republican Party and has served in Congress since 2003.

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