All right, welcome back.
Guys, just a few weeks ago,everybody celebrated
when we found out aboutthe new Tubmans. Yeah. Right?
It finally felt like the worldwas starting to acknowledge
that women and people of colorhave had a significant impact
on this country's history.
Well, everyone, that is,except this guy.
REPORTER: Congressman Steve King of Iowa tried to tack on
an amendment to a spending bill that would have prevented
the Treasury department from using funds
to redesign any U.S. currency.
Hold on. This can't be true.
What possible reason couldsomeone have to do this?
REPORTER: "It's not about Harriet Tubman.
It's about keeping the pictureon the $20.
He added that it was"racist and sexist
"to say a womanor a person of color
should be added to currency".
There are, of course, currentlyzero women or people of color
on U.S. paper currency.
That's the entire pointof adding Tubman.
I love that he can't evenstop himself from laughing
at the ridiculousness of this.
How the hell is putting HarrietTubman on the $20 bill
racist and sexist?And who is Steve King, anyway?
Let me tell you, wheneversomebody shows up on our radar
and we need to knowmore about them,
Robin Thede helps us outin a segment
we like to call Who Dis?
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Now, like you, as soon as Iheard
Iowa congressman Steve King saythat Tubman on the $20
was racist and sexist, I had toask the age-old question
you have when you get a textfrom an unknown number
at 2:00 a.m.: who dis?
Turns out "dis" is anuber conservative Republican
who can barely mask his racismin his reasoning
for why Harrietshouldn't be on the bill.
Representative King claimsadding the abolitionist icon
to the $20 bill is nothing morethan liberal activism
-on the part of the president.-Interesting.
(laughs)You got that right.
But wait, who dis?
Clearly, he has no good reasonfor taking Harriet off the $20
other than him not wanting tosoil his hands by even touching
a picture of black skin.And he's trying to just
bait people by sayingit's racist or sexist.
Uh, news flash: the onlything that's racist and sexist
is proposing an amendmentto remove
the first woman of colorfrom the $20.
So, then I decidedto do some digging
to really find out, who dis?
And, wouldn't you know it,dis fool
is racistagainst immigrants too.
Specifically Mexican children.
They aren't all valedictorians,they weren't all brought in
by their parents. Uh, forevery one who's a valedictorian,
there's another hundredout there that, um,
they weigh 130 poundsand they've got calves
the size of cantaloupesbecause they're hauling
75 pounds of marijuanaacross the desert.
Who thinks dis?!
But I'm sure you have no problempaying them six cents an hour
to pick those cantaloupes.
Look, Steve King has becomefamous
for his anti-immigrant rhetoric,even calling an activist
who sat next to Michelle Obamaat the State of the Union
Unless you are talking aboutdeportable computer
you used to typethat terrible tweet,
the term is not okay.
And he's not justsome fringe nut case.
By 2016, Steve King had becomethe anti-immigration voice
for Republicansand he succeeded in blocking
every major immigration bill.Oh, and just for fun,
he's also a birtherand a huge Ted Cruz supporter.
He followed Cruz around duringhis bid for president and,
like a third graderin their first school play,
and mouthed every wordof his speeches.
On ethnic lines, on religiouslines, on gender lines,
on socioeconomic lines...
Who the (bleep) is dis?!
In conclusion, who dis?
Well, dis is a dangerous,foul-mouthed racist and sexist
trash pile of a manwho I am disgusted to say
representsmy home state of Iowa.
But there is one happypiece of news to report
about King's effortsto get Harriet off the $20.
REPORTER: The House rules committee decided
not to consider it on the House floor.
I love it. Even membersof your own party
wouldn't consideryour asinine amendment.
That's what you get.
And now, next timeyou try to (bleep),
it's not gonna be so easy,because now we all know who dis.
Right. Robin Thede, everybody.We'll be right back.
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