MASON CITY, Iowa- US Congressman Steve King is under fire after he tweeted out an endorsement for Toronto Mayoral Candidate Faith Goldy.
Goldy is described as having far-right leaning views and some go as far as calling her a White-Nationalist.
Congressman King said Monday that he disagrees and that Goldy would make a great mayor.
He tweeted out Tuesday evening that she is pro rule of law, can make Canada safe again, balance a budget and is pro-Western Civilization. He added that this attack was started by the Democrats as a political game.
“The left is hyperventilating again,” he said Wednesday. “As I understand, they found a book that she endorsed 10 or 12 years ago. In that book is some language that they objected to. She has retracted endorsement of that component of the language and they still throw labels out on her.”
Congressman King also talked about the continuing feud between President Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
President Trump tweeted out that he would donate $1M to her favorite charity if a heritage test came back that she does come from Native American decent. Warren’s results did come back that she has a small amount of Native American in her heritage, 1/1024.
Congressman King said that the check to the charity should reflect that number.
“I’d say take that million dollars and divide it by 1024 and write the check,” Congressman King said.
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