Republican Rep. Steve King has had a long history of borderline racist statements. But this weekend he crossed that border for good, with a tweet that openly endorsed white nationalism.
And “white nationalism” is just another term for “white supremacism,” no matter how they try to deny it.
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) March 12, 2017
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
King is talking about anti-Muslim Dutch demagogue Geert Wilders, who’s also riding high right now on the far right nationalist movement, and who has called for Koran to be banned and all Muslim immigration to be ended. In other words, very similar policy ideas to our current president and his advisers.
Steve King’s comment was recognized for what it is by the vile Daily Stormer website, where they wrote:
Steve King is basically an open white nationalist at this point.
King, of course, is not backing down or withdrawing his blatantly racist comment; he went on CNN earlier today and stood by every word.
Rep. Steve King stood by his explicitly white nationalist comments on CNN today pic.twitter.com/wTYdsGOP7z
— SPLC (@splcenter) March 13, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 13, 2017
Welcome to the Trump era, America, where the bad old days are roaring back into style with a vengeance.
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