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King appeared on Newsmax TV on Wednesday where host J.D. Hayworth asked him about the escalating conflict in Ferguson. When asked about the concerns raised by members of the Congressional Black Caucus about the possibility of racial profiling, King said those were unsubstantiated.
"This idea of no racial profiling," King said, "I've seen the video. It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that."
No, that's not the way to phrase that. Not unless you're trying to stop yourself from saying something like "the Negro race" and you have to quickly work out in your mind how you're going to say that without coming off like David Duke speaking at a Klan pancake breakfast. The "continental origin" of the protesters is "North America." They're all citizens. Surprise!
But good news, Steve King knows no racial profiling has been going on towards majority-black Ferguson residents from their almost-entirely-white police force because hey, those folks all look to him to have a certain "origin."
You know, sometimes you get to the point where you think you finally have a nasty person pegged—they're vile, they're xenophobic, they're openly mean—but then, sometimes, they still manage to surprise you. Steve King is like that. No matter how repulsive the man is, he always finds a way to top himself. Every last time.
"Continental origin." Seriously, good representative, go fuck yourself. That's the only "rebuttal" necessary, or that suits. You hurt America by existing.