Iowa's Steve King denies being a racist

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Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King had a lot to say today (Tuesday) during an interview on the Simon Conway Show on WHO and WMT Radio.

King said his recent words written by a New York Times staffer, were "mischaracterized" and lacked a key pause.  He says the comments, about white nationalism and white supremacy have been used to railroad him.   

The Congressman also vehemently denied being a racist.   

Eastern Iowa Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack has called for King to resign.   

King was asked if he'll step down, during today's interview. 

"No, no chance at all, I'll go out of this place dead before that happens and the Lord will have to make that decision," King told Conway.

There's been a lot of fall-out from the New York Times interview, Congressman King has been removed from his House committee assignments, his words have been condemned by the House, and there's at least one announced candidate for the 4th District.

State Senator Randy Feenstra says he'll challenge King for his party's nomination.  At least one other Republican has said they are thinking about running as well.

Photo from KCRG-TV 9 

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