Author Stephen King is calling on Iowans to vote out Rep. Steve King (Iowa), the Republican Congressman with whom he shares a name.
“Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out,” the legendary horror author tweeted. “I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.”
The lawmaker is facing backlash over his inflammatory remarks about immigration and race, and his association with white nationalist figures.
Rep. King is currently engaged in an unexpectedly tight race with Democrat J.D. Scholten, after a number of companies announced that they will no longer contribute to King’s campaign.
Stephen King has been a repeated and harsh critic of President Trump and Republicans.
You can read his tweet below.
Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out. I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 4, 2018