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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Castro Condemns Rep. Steve King’s Racist Comments

Jan 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement in response to Iowa Congressman Steve King’s racist statements to the New York Times:

“Over the years, Steve King has made increasingly more xenophobic and racist statements. King’s rhetoric, plus the President’s bigoted statements about immigrants, Native Americans, and people of color, engender a climate of racial and ethnic intolerance among some Americans. These words have a real impact, and endanger some Americans’ daily lives. LGBT couples are being attacked at sporting events, a Jewish teen beaten in Brooklyn, and cars are being tagged with threatening KKK messages. Steve King should be censured, and I am glad to see that he will not be assigned to any committees. There must be a price for shameless bigotry.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories