Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King caused outrage this weekend after he sent a tweet endorsing far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders. In a recent interview, he unapologetically defended the racist comments.
“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” King tweeted. Shortly after, Former KKK leader David Duke supported his remarks by saying, “GOD BLESS STEVE KING” and “sanity reigns supreme.”
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about King’s comments and said, “I will definitely touch base with the president on that.”
King’s comments have ignited a whirlwind on social media as many have condemned him, including GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufman and conservative commentator Bill Kristol.
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This isn’t the first time that King has been deemed as racist. Last year, he questioned what other “subgroups” than whites have contributed to civilization.
In July, he told Buzzfeed News that the “greatest danger to a Black man in America is another Black man.” King also added that he supports groups like “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter.”