Last updated: May 28, 2017

Rep. Steve King touts ‘Western civilization’ while defending incendiary immigration tweet

Rep. Steve King touts ‘Western civilization’ while defending incendiary immigration tweetIn an interview Monday, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Monday doubled down on an incendiary tweet he sent over the weekend with a series of provocative comments about immigration and culture. The original tweet stated, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” The comment set off a firestorm as critics accused the immigration hardliner of endorsing white nationalism. King said the tweet was inspired by his visits to Western Europe and witnessing the growing diversity there.



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