Goldy, in her tweet, condemned Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, for not challenging progressive pundit Van Jones during a panel at CPAC last week. At the panel, Jones claimed, accurately, that “undocumented immigrants right now have a lower crime rate than the rest of us.”


King’s claim that undocumented people make up about a fourth of the federal prison population is also probably true. But they are largely held in federal detention due to our country’s overzealous immigration enforcement, not because they committed any other crimes.

In January, King’s colleagues in the House finally began to take notice of his racist ways, after an interview with the New York Times in which King asked why terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were seen as offensive. King was subsequently removed from House committees and many GOP Congresspeople called on him to resign. But he didn’t—he’s still there, says he’s planning to run again in 2020 and, unlike Omar, not facing a resolution from his peers condemning him.


Since then, King has claimed that his quote was taken out of context, something the Times denies. But there’s no way for him to claim that his promotion of Goldy is out of context.

It’s best to see King’s continued promotion of Goldy what it is: support for someone who shares his views.