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Lawmaker under fire for retweeting post by Nazi sympathizer

WASHINGTON - Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa who's a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments, is facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain.

 

Mark Collett posted a screenshot of a Breitbart.com story citing opinion in Italy on immigration, where the new government recently refused to admit a vessel carrying African migrants. Collett is a self-described admirer of Adolf Hitler and is active in the digital "alt-right."

 

King retweeted the post and added: "'Europe is waking up ... Will America ... in time?"

  

His office hasn't immediately responded to a message seeking comment.

 


First published: 06.14.18, 18:17