Rep. King on Pigford: 'We're Not Going to Pay Slavery Reparations'

Rep. King Stands Up Against ‘Reparations’ Vote, Stands by ‘Urban’ Comment

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took a stand this week against a $4.55 billion vote to settle discrimination claims against the government — a vote he says will cost taxpayers $1.15 billion and amounts to “slavery reparations.”

The money, referred widely to as the Pigford settlement, settles longstanding class action lawsuits against the U.S. Department Agriculture and Department of the Interior. In those suits, black and American Indian farmers claim they were discriminated against when they were denied loans.

But Kings isn’t convinced. According to him, the claims process is riddled with fraud, and the settlement is a costly way of instituting “slavery reparations”:


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