Politics

Rep. Steve King calls Black and Hispanic Congressional Caucuses ‘separatist groups.’

Yesterday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took to the House floor for an hour-long speech consisting of tired denunciations of Obama shaking hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and more hysterical complaints about how new hate crime legislation protects gays. During his tirade, King decided to direct part of his vitriol at the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, calling both organizations “separatist groups.” Watch it:

The term “separatist” is an inference for anti-American or terrorist activities. Given King’s history of racially charged statements, it is no wonder he chose to attack the two major minority caucuses as too exclusive, rather than, for example, the evangelical Congressional Prayer Caucus.