Wells Fargo: Denounce Rep. Steve King’s racist comments

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“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

“The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true.”

This is Iowa Representative Steve King. He is essentially a self-proclaimed racist and divisive figure who has a long history of insulting racial minorities.

In November, right before his re-election, a number of companies withdrew support from Steve King’s campaign by announcing that they will no longer be donating to his future campaigns. These companies include dairy company Land O’Lakes and AT&T.

This was following King’s announced support of a white nationalist candidate in Canada and his ties to the far right Austria Freedom Party, which has historic ties to Nazism.

This man has been in office for nine terms. He has held this platform for nine terms that has allowed him to spew hatred.

People have to be held accountable for their words — especially when those words are as offensive as King’s. One way to hold politicians accountable is for groups who have contributed to his campaigns to:

1. Denounce his words. Stop hiding and hoping that no one will notice your donations. Make clear that your organization does not stand for this kind of hate speech.

2. Announce that your organization will no longer be contributing to future campaigns. Money is power and selecting donors carefully will mean a lot more than words.

Wells Fargo donated $2,500 to Steve King’s 2018 re-election campaign, tied with Land O’Lakes’ contribution. While AT&T and Land O’Lakes came out and rejected King’s statements (and announced that they will no longer be donating to his campaigns), Wells Fargo has remained silent on the subject.

Wells Fargo: stand up and call out a wrongdoing when you see one. Denounce Steve King’s statements and promise that you will no longer donate to his campaigns.