Letters to the Editor

Steve King's taunts provoke outrage

My friends on the rightward end of the political spectrum have, it seems, lately begun to take great joy when we on the other end of the spectrum display outrage at the statements and actions of their favored politicians. Such was the case recently on the Steve King for Congress Facebook page when his staffers, as they are wont to do, posted a meme designed to provoke said outrage. And it worked.

What I hope Rep. King understands is that when his staffers speak on his campaign page, they are speaking for him.

And this particular post chastised a 17-year-old mass-shooting victim for wearing a Cuban flag on her sleeve (Emma Gonzales is of Cuban-American heritage).

What I hope the people of the 4th District understand is when Rep. King makes statements like this, he once displayed a flag of seditious treason and slavery on his congressional desk. Perhaps this year his flagrant hypocrisy will help end his career when his long-held flagrant bigotry has not.

Kurt Michael Friese

Iowa City

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