In case we needed any more proof that racism and white supremacy are alive and well in the Republican Party, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) decided to pull off his hood for all to see.
This weekend, King decided to go full-blown Klansmen with his praise of European white supremacist Geert Wilders.
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017
By somebody else’s babies, of course, he meant “nonwhite” babies, and by “our,” he meant “white.”
But in case that wasn’t obvious enough, he went on CNN this morning to defend his tweet and openly espoused white supremacist talking points.
“Well, of course, I meant exactly what I said” said King, before launching into a diatribe about the superiority of “Western” civilization and the refusal of immigrants to “assimilate” that is straight out of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke’s playbook.
It’s a clear message. We need to get the birth rates up or Europe will be entirely transformed within a half century or a little more. And Geert Wilders knows that and that’s part of his campaign and part of his agenda.
King also criticized illegal immigration to the U.S. and railed against immigrants who don’t “assimilate into the American culture.”
Living in enclaves, refusing to assimilate into the American culture and civilization. Some embrace it, yes. But many are two and three generations living in enclaves that are pushing back now and resisting against the assimilation. I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective.”
In case you needed still more proof, King’s remarks were the lead story on neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer this morning, which applauded King and called for him to replace “cuck” Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House.
King’s comments and opinions are a barely-veiled promotion of white supremacy and are completely deplorable, especially coming from an elected representative who swore an oath to represent his all his constituents – not just the white ones.
This is not a drill, America. Klansmen and white supremacists are coming out of the woodwork like never before – and the silence from the White House now rings louder than ever.
Watch King defend his comments on CNN below:
Rep. Steve King: "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot the same" https://t.co/MmSagPEmrW
— New Day (@NewDay) March 13, 2017