Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King tweeted support for a Dutch politician’s racist statement on Sunday in which he claimed that it is impossible to “restore our civilization” with the children of immigrants.
King’s latest xenophobic outrage brought virtually no condemnation from his fellow Republicans, party leaders, nor the President — not even one of his infamous tweets.
King took to Twitter in response to the latest blatantly prejudiced remarks from far right Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, a member of the Freedom Party, which has been associated in The Netherlands with neo-Nazi’s.
In an interview on CNN, King defended his use of the term, “somebody else’s babies,” which interviewer Chris Cuomo said sounded like he was saying, “you’re either white or you’re not right.”
“If you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the intermarriage,” responded King, “I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogeneous that it — we look a lot the same from that perspective.”
One of the few Republicans to tweet in response to King was Rep. Pat Garofalo of Minnesota:
This is just the latest example of a Republican Congressman making an anti-immigrant and xenophobic statement, and the failure of his party leadership to condemn blatantly racist comments that do a disservice to Americans of all colors, religions and backgrounds.