Iowa voters oust Rep. King, shunned for incendiary remarks
|CTVnews 03 Jun 2020 at 01:46|
DES MOINES, IOWA -- Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday s primary, deciding they ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress.
The nine-term congressman, shunned by his party leadership in Washington and many of his longtime supporters at home, lost to well-funded state Sen. Randy Feenstra in a five-way GOP primary. The challengers argued that King s loss of clout, even more than his continuous string of provocative and racially-charged statements, was reason enough for turning on him.