Don Lemon Excoriates Steve King: He’s Felt ‘Emboldened’ to Say ‘Straight-Up Hateful’ Things

Posted on January 12, 2019 12:30 am

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Speaking on his show on Friday night, CNN’s Don Lemon addressed the controversy surrounding Rep. Steve King after he questioned why terms like white nationalist were offensive.

Despite the backlash, King was not contrite.

Lemon noted that King’s remarks were part of a long pattern of racist comments from the Congressman, comments that the GOP seems to tolerate.

He added: “We have to talk about his long history of frankly racist comments. And we have to talk about why his party tolerates it.”

He then asked: “Why do Republicans tolerate it? The GOP is where it is today because