Is Steve King a racist, a xenophobe, or both?

Here’s Representative Steve King’s latest:

King made the remark on Twitter when he shared a story by the Voice of Europe website about far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who wants to end Muslim immigration and ban the Quran and who has called Moroccan immigrants “scum.”

“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” wrote King, 67, who represents a state that is nearly 90 percent white. “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

The article also reminds us of a previous statement:

“I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about,” he said. “Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

Both of these statements are racist and ignorant–Americans have been complaining about immigrants ruining the United States since the beginning of the US, it’s just the groups that have changed (so, it used to be that Catholics, and Steve King is Catholic, used to be the ones who would ruin American civilization).

And since King has been racist and xenophobic for years, anyone who votes for him is either also racist and/or xenophobic or doesn’t mind electing a person that is.

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