fbpx

GOP Congressman Endorses White Nationalist Mayoral Candidate

[additional-authors]
October 18, 2018
Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) endorsed Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy on Monday, a white nationalist who attended the 2017 Charlottesville protests.

King tweeted:

Goldy was let go from the right-wing news outlet Rebel Media after she covered the Charlottesville protests and then proceeded to go on a podcast from the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website. She has also recommended a book that called for the “elimination of Jews” and said that neo-Nazis have “well thought-out” ideas on the “JQ [Jewish question].”

King himself has been under fire for his past re-tweets of white nationalists, prompting King to tweet:

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tweeted that King’s endorsement of Goldy was “disgraceful”:

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has said in a statement that they are not comfortable endorsing King:

https://twitter.com/Yair_Rosenberg/status/1052669494412361730

King’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Did you enjoy this article?
You'll love our roundtable.

Editor's Picks

Latest Articles

Are We Going to Stop for Lunch?

So far, the American Jewish community has been exceptional in its support for Israel. But there is a long road ahead, and the question remains: will we continue with this support?

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Hollywood’s “Meeting of the Masters” Brunch

Guy Shalem’s Meeting of the Masters is more than just a dinner club; it’s a testament to the power of food, conversation, and community in bringing people together and creating a space where everyone, regardless of background or belief, can find common ground and friendship.

More news and opinions than at a
Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.