In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Steve King was forced to defend his white nationalist views, after tweeting, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” He doubled down in a series of shockingly racist statements. “I meant what I said,” he insisted, “I’d like to see an America that’s so homogeneous that we look a lot the same.” The statement was praised by Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and leading Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer.
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) March 12, 2017
The 15 Words:
[C]ulture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.
— Richard 🥛 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) March 12, 2017
Civil Rights Attorney, Kristen Clarke, wasn’t impressed.
Rep. Steve King digging deeper hole for himself discussing superiority of western civilization & espousing white nationalist views on @CNN.
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) March 13, 2017
Neither was Republican strategist, Ana Navarro, who rose to stardom challenging the Republican Party’s white nationalism
I ❤ @ChrisCuomo, but cannot stand watching racist Steve King early in the AM, or any time of day. An embarassment to the GOP and human race.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) March 13, 2017
Former Ted Cruz Communications Director, Amanda Carpenter, said, “Steve King is showing himself to be the person I always denied he was.” I wonder when Republicans will widely begin to acknowledge they are who they always deny to be.
A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called on GOP leadership to condemn King’s statements, saying they must decide whether “white supremacy is welcome in the GOP ranks.”
“Republican Congressman Steve King’s vile racism has no place in decent society, much less in the U.S. Congress,” said spokesman Drew Hammill. “But once again, disgusting hatred has been met with deafening silence from Speaker (Paul) Ryan.”
Stop and consider: a prominent Republican politician said western Europeans are the most productive members of society and need to get their birth rates up. Seriously. These comments should bring the Republican Party’s white supremacy to a head. Republicans, for and against, should stand and be counted. But if you’re waiting for rank and file Republicans to condemn this naked white Christian supremacy, call for King to resign or a chorus of conservatives insisting his views don’t represent the values of the Republican Party, you’ll probably be disappointed.
Republicans will say “I strongly disagree” and then go right on working w/Steve King. Tolerating racism is how we got to this crisis. https://t.co/1iRLDn97yC
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) March 13, 2017
Does this bullhorn white nationalism have a place in today’s Republican Party? The answer is a resounding yes. It is today’s Republican party. This Republican Party is a white Christian nationalist party.