Steve King on Monday defended his contention that USA culture can not be restored "with somebody else's babies" and advocated for "an America that's just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same". "And, Geert Wilders knows that and that's part of his campaign and part of his agenda".
"I'd like to see an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot the same", he said, arguing that USA "need [s] to get our birth rates up" to avoid being "entirely transformed".
"And that's that push to bring in much illegal immigration into America, living in enclaves, refusing to assimilate into the American culture and civilization", King said.
".@SteveKingIA What exactly do you mean?"
The congressman later said he wasn't advocating white supremacy, but did say western societies are "a superior civilization".
Longtime civil rights champion Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) slammed Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) Monday for "bigoted and racist" comments that appeared to support white nationalism. "That's all of Western civilization".
On Fox News Monday evening, Ryan said he hoped King misspoke. These ideas have given rise to some of the worst atrocities in human history, and they must be condemned.
During an appearance on CNN this morning, King said he was concerned that Americans were aborting their babies and the country was trying to fill that hole with illegal immigrants, who were not assimilating to American culture.More news: Dontari Poe gets the same amount of money as Bennie Logan
The Post's Philip Rucker interviews Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 20. GOP leaders like State Rep.
Mr King came under fire from his own party for the message, with Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann saying: "I do not agree with Congressman King's statement". "Y'know, Steve King is Steve King".
The Des Moines Register reported that Trump said his ideology was so in sync with King's that "We don't have to compare notes". King said yes, because the left keeps talking about race as well as gender, income inequality, and sexual orientation, but "we are all God's children, we are all created in His image". It's about the culture, he said, not the race, though race is used as an identifier. King's remarks immediately sparked backlash among Dems and Independents, but besides a handful of GOPers, the congressman's fellow Republicans remained unequivocally silent on the matter.
In 2014, Trump called King "a special guy, a smart person with, really, the right views on nearly everything".
Now, Trump is a crude "know-nothing" president who engages in Muslim bashing and immigrant blaming.
"Let's stop pretending that what we have is a more conservative version of what previous Presidents have done and said on immigration", Executive Director of America's Voice Education Fund Frank Sharry said in a statement Monday.