Steve King is only saying the same things he has said for years. But in the past, he either said it in closed circles to racist insiders, or used appropriate dog whistles and coded language (that everyone could see through).
This time his real mistake was that, instead of using coded language or talking behind closed doors, he said it to the New York Times.
And this at a time when TrumpubliKKKons are already feeling the heat for their betrayal in causing a government shutdown that Trump admitted he would be proud to own but now Mitch McConnell is claiming co-ownership of, the party leadership is a might sensitive about even more embarrassment.
April 11, 2017