Republican Congressman Steve King is making two appearances in Colorado today, but not at events where he was invited, then “disinvited” to speak.
This past Monday, King was on Gordon Liddy’s nationally-syndicated radio program and King accused President Obama of having a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person.” King accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is also black, of failing to pursue some vote fraud and voter intimidation cases because those accused are minorities.
A Republican congressional candidate in Colorado then cancelled King’s appearance at a fundraiser in Colorado this weekend. The Northern Colorado Tea Party “disinvited” King at its event, too. On Tuesday, King talked with Radio Iowa about his comments.
“I have no regrets about what I said,” King said. “I stand by what I said.”
A woman in Loveland, Colorado who heard about the cancellations involving King invited him to speak to her “9-12 Project Liberty Circle.” She’s now organized a rally to show support for Arizona’s new immigration law and former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is also scheduled to speak there.
This morning, King is scheduled to speak at a school in Elizabeth, Colorado. He’ll be speaking at the June meeting of the Elbert County, Colorado Tea Party.
Earlier his week, after King saw other invitations to speak in Colorado rescinded, King told Radio Iowa the “professional hyper-ventilators” have been trying to “twist” his statements about race.
“You’ve got the whole left over there,” King said. “I mean this is John Podesta, George Soros. They’re funding this thing. They’re driving this and the DCCC has also indexed in with them.”
That’s the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. John Podesta was chief of staff for President Bill Clinton and is the founder of the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning think tank. George Soros is the Hungarian-born billionaire who has donated to the Center for American Progress and other organizations which have worked to elect Democratic candidates.