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A brief history of Steve King criticizing immigrants and minority groups

A brief history of Steve King criticizing immigrants and minority groups”

"We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies", King tweeted, apparently an attack on Muslims and immigrants entering the U.S. The backlash intensified on Monday after an unbowed King appeared on CNN's "New Day".

Wilders, King argued, 'knows that'.

The Iowa Republican "meant exactly what I said", he told CNN today.

Cuomo pushed back, suggesting what King had just said was a "complete contradiction" to America as a 'melting pot'.

The outspoken GOP congressman noted that he made a similar argument during the Republican National Convention in July.

Among his previous controversial statements, he claimed the US Supreme Court's 2015 decision to allow same-sex couples to marry would mean "you can marry my lawnmower".

King called Western Civilization a "superior culture" and said some cultures contribute more to American society than others.

Cuomo charged that King kept 'making this point that this country needs to be about white people raising their birth rate and not bringing in other people'.

"Western civilization did not create itself".

A month earlier, King tried to push a vote to block Harriet Tubman from being on the $20 bill, telling Politico: "This is a divisive proposal on the part of the president, and mine's unifying. We are a nation of immigrants, and diversity is the strength of any nation and any community", Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a statement released this morning. These ideas have given rise to some of the worst atrocities in human history, and they must be condemned.

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"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", he said.

King has served in Congress since 2003 and has become an influential voice among the conservative House members.

"Once again, disgusting hatred has been met with deafening silence from Speaker Ryan", Pelosi said through a spokesperson in a statement.

This isn't the first time King, who was elected to the House in 2002, has found himself in hot water over his views on race. "Y'know, Steve King is Steve King". It is that understanding that will make us one nation, not a homogeneous appearance.

Dutch election candidate Mr Wilders, who met previous year with Mr King and who travelled to Washington in 2015 at Mr King's invitation to discuss Islam, is among a number of politicians in Europe who have sparked controversy with their views on race and culture.

"There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language", Boehner said in 2013, calling King's comments "wrong".

Senate Democrats also rejected King's remarks.

King's office did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

In 2014, Trump called King "a special guy, a smart person with, really, the right views on nearly everything". "Steve King represents his President and his party. They aim to change the racial and ethnic composition of America by reversing immigration policies instituted in 1965 to reverse decades of racialist exclusions".



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