White Supremacist GOPer’s Democratic Opponent Receives So Many Death Threats That She Quits

Until recently, Iowa Democrat Kim Weaver was running a promising campaign against noted white supremacist, GOP Rep. Steve King.

Weaver raised $100,000 in four days following King’s racist claim that we “can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies” — just one of his many, many bigoted outpourings.

This, of course, made him very popular with the “alt-Right” (the modern term for Nazis).

Since he gained popularity with the worst our society has to offer, it’s unsurprising what happened next.

Weaver received so many death threats from King’s Nazi followers that she feels she can not continue to run against him:

Over the last several weeks, I have been evaluating personal circumstances along with the political climate regarding…

Posted by Kim Weaver on Saturday, June 3, 2017

“One consideration has been raised again by recent events at my home. Beginning during my 2016 campaign, I have received very alarming acts of intimidation, including death threats,” Weaver explains on Facebook. “While some may say enduring threats are just a part of running for office, my personal safety has increasingly become a concern.”

King, almost following a script that seems to be read every single time the Right threatens someone into submission, claimed that the death threats ” likely didn’t happen but a fabrication.”

This is how fascism works: those who resist are threatened into submission…or worse.

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