Steve King should polish up his resume…

Whitney Alese
4 min readAug 20, 2019

I don’t typically try to give out employment advice, particularly to people who are older than me, but Iowa Congressman Steve King really might want to update his resume.

The Congressman has said some pretty seedy things, from a 2013 comment about migrant children with “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” (classy) to the comment he made live on MSNBC in July 2016 “Where did any other subgroup of people [than Europeans] contribute more to civilization?” as recorded in the Washington Post, to last August, meeting with far-right Austrians in Europe and interviewing with a site associated with Austria’s Freedom Party, which has alleged “historical Nazi ties” to his recent and very on-the-record quote to the New York Times about White Supremacy, ‘White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” it seems that bigotry is the name of the game for this Iowa Congressman.

Surprisingly, King’s own party has had enough of his racist and coded language. The two most powerful Republican congressmen in the House, Kevin McCarthy, and Steve Scalise were forced to condemn King following his NYTimes comments. MEaning that King might be too racist for the Republican party, which, if you have been paying attention, is shocking.

Even the racists believe King has crossed a critical line when it comes to racist displays.”Steve King is basically an open white nationalist at this point,” mused Andrew Anglin, founder of the neo-Nazi site, Daily Stormer, after King tweeted that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Ok, so we know King is a racist bigot, no shocker there. But did you also know he low key approves of rape and incest? That’s right folks.

According to the Des Moines Register, King, while discussing his position on abortion with a group at the Westside Conservative Club said: “We know the reasons why we don’t except exceptions, for most of us, for rape and incest, because it’s not the baby’s fault.” However, then his comments took a strange and appalling turn, “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who…



Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021), and NBC (Jan 2023). She is based in Philadelphia.