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Rep. Steve King: ‘We Can’t Restore Our Civilization With Somebody Else’s Babies’

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Congressman Steve King received immediate Twitter blowback for this message he sent out in response to a tweet saying Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been right in his fight against Islamists:

The “our civilization” versus “somebody else’s babies” rhetoric obviously alarmed a lot of people about what King was implying:

Last year King got media attention for talking about the contributions of white people and asking, “Where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?” He defended those remarks by later arguing, “The idea of multiculturalism, that every culture is equal — that’s not objectively true.”

Correction: King’s quote was “Where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?” The initial version of this post did not include “more” in the quote.

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