Rep. Steve King: ‘We Can’t Restore Our Civilization With Somebody Else’s Babies’
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:
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
The “our civilization” versus “somebody else’s babies” rhetoric obviously alarmed a lot of people about what King was implying:
@SteveKingIA You, Congressman, are simply a bigot. Good thing is, I know a lot of smart Dems eyeing your seat.
— Peter Brack (@peterbrack) March 12, 2017
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) March 12, 2017
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) March 12, 2017
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 12, 2017
The West is either a set of values or a race. I think we know where Steve stands. https://t.co/3MamQPkZWM
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 12, 2017
Steve King needs to resign, go away, remove himself from any role in directing the future of our country. https://t.co/AfWxsFuoFX
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) March 12, 2017
Steve King’s true colors are beginning to show….
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) March 12, 2017
Congressman Steve King using pretty much textbook white supremacist language here: https://t.co/2OQT7yahGZ
— Jordan Rudner (@jrud) March 12, 2017
@SteveKingIA You know that you were “somebody else’s baby” too, right? Or do you not understand how this works?
— Craig Beilinson (@cbeilinson) March 12, 2017
Rep. Steve King really blurring that line between Actual White Supremacist and Old Dumb Shithead Who Took A Wrong Turn On Facebook.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) March 12, 2017
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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