Checking in on the GOP’s minority outreach

Yes, Congressman Steve King of Iowa, you wanted to reach out?

King appeared on Newsmax TV on Wednesday where host J.D. Hayworth asked him about the escalating conflict in Ferguson. When asked about the concerns raised by members of the Congressional Black Caucus about the possibility of racial profiling, King said those were unsubstantiated.

“This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single, you know, of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.”

Well, it might be a way to phrase it, but I’m not sure it’s the way to phrase it.

Which continent would that be, anyway? North America, where most of the Ferguson protesters were presumably born and raised? Some other continent? Why?

“Well, there’s a certain, ah, chromatic, um, similarity, in the sense of a common, uh, hue of-I’m sorry, I think my press secretary is having a stroke…”

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