Statement on Representative Steve King’s False Whistleblower Allegation
Representative Steve King is circulating false information about the whistleblower involved in the impeachment inquiry. The person pictured in his recent tweet (now deleted) is Alexander Soros, deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations. He is not the whistleblower, and any attempt to identify the whistleblower is a violation of protections put in place to help people in government root out waste, fraud, and abuse.
Representative King should know better, but as a member of Congress with a long established history of white nationalism, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia—whose behavior is so abhorrent House Republican leaders stripped him of his committee assignments—our expectations of his suddenly showing principles are low.