Rep. Steve King (R-IA) repeatedly defended white nationalism, Politico reports.
King had previously asked what contributions non-white people have made to civilization.
Over the weekend King applauded Dutch white nationalist politician Geert Wilders:
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
When asked about it Monday on CNN, King said:
“I meant exactly what I said.”
“I’ve been to Europe and I’ve spoken on this issue and I’ve said the same thing as far as 10 years ago to the German people and to any population of people that is a declining population that isn’t willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves. I’ve said to them, ‘You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values.’”
David Duke endorsed King’s beliefs.
Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), a child of Cuban immigrants asked King, “What exactly do you mean? Do I qualify as ‘somebody else’s baby?’ #concernedGOPcolleague.”
On CNN, King claimed he wants to preserve Western culture, not race. King said he’s “a champion for Western civilization,” which, “is a superior civilization and we want to share it with everybody.”
“We’re a country here, that if you take a picture of what America looks like, you can do it in a football stadium or a basketball court and you see all kinds of different Americans there. We’re pretty proud of that, the different-looking Americans that are still Americans,” he said. “And there’s an American culture, an American civilization. It’s raised within these children in these American homes. And that’s one of the reasons why we require that the president of the United States be raised with an American experience.”
King denied the comment was racist, saying, “there’s been far too much focus on race, especially in the last eight years.” He said liberals are “looking for hatred.”
He claimed to want what he called “intermarriage.”
“Actually, if you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the intermarriage, I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective,” King said.
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