Steve King, Who a Month Ago Said ‘Diversity Is Not Our Strength,’ Tweets Out MLK Quote


This morning, one of the most outspoken immigration hawks in Washington decided to take to his Twitter account to send out a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With today being MLK Day, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted out a short passage from Dr. King’s final speech:

Of course, King quoting the biggest civil rights icon and leader in American history seems more than just a bit ironic considering that it was just a month ago when Rep. King tweeted out a quote from the Hungarian prime minister stating that “mixing cultures” will not lead to a better life, adding his own opinion that “diversity is not our strength.”

The Iowa lawmaker’s ultra-conservative views on immigration and the quasi-racist statements he’s made in the past were not lost on the Twittersphere. Below are some of the most notable reactions to the Republican congressman’s tweet:

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