A deep dive into the Twitter account of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) found that in 2017, he twice linked to articles on a white supremacist and anti-Semitic website.
Media Matters for America discovered the tweets, posted on Jan. 6 and Feb. 3, on Thursday, and King has not deleted them. King has a long history of retweeting neo-Nazis and making racist statements, and the website he linked to, The New Observer, published such headlines as "Jews Boast of Owning Hollywood — But Slam Gentiles Who Say the Same" and "Pro-Invasion Jewish Lobby Renews Attack on Trump" around the time he tweeted in February, Media Matters reports.
On Jan. 6, King tweeted: "Six months to remove all illegal immigrants. Pakistan & Afghanistan doing sweeping deportations. Too hard 4 America?" He then linked to a New Observer article that claimed if "a white or European nation should dare impose restrictions on illegal immigration" the "controlled media would pillory them as 'bigots' and 'inhuman.'" On Feb. 3, King tweeted about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, linking to a New Observer article with the headline "Four 'Dreamers' Arrested Smuggling Invaders into U.S. in 1 Week."
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Media Matters says The New Observer has published articles attacking the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS), the same organization that was mentioned by the suspect in last weekend's Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, and in 2014 called for the "physical geographical separation" of races. Read more about the website at Media Matters for America.
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