Rep. Steve King stumbled into another race-based controversy after a radio interview on an Iowa-based station on Monday.
CNN’s Chris Massie reported on Tuesday that the Iowa Republican predicted a race war between blacks and Hispanics before one of the groups overtakes whites as a percentage of the population of the U.S.
“When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other’s throats,” Rep. King contended, as he targeted liberal Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. “[Ramos is] adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens” (audio below).
The congressman’s remarks came on the same day that he defended a controversial tweet on CNN’s New Day. On Sunday, Rep. King contended in a social media post that “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Many conservatives criticized the Iowa politician after he put up the tweet.
Later in the interview, which aired on 1040 WHO, Rep. King asserted that liberals, like Ramos, are “celebrating because the United States is moving towards becoming, the whites becoming a minority, a majority-minority within the country according to what their plan is.”
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