Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a conservative known for making inflammatory statements, enraged many on  Sunday for the commentary he attached to a tweet about far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.

-Steve King

The tweet was in support of Wilders and his belief that Western culture is being destroyed by an influx of other cultures and religions through immigration. Steve King has gotten support from such white supremacists as David Duke, who is best known for being a leader of the KKK and, until recently, someone you did not want in your corner.

Steve King is a member of the Republican Party and has been serving in Congress since 2003. He represents Iowa’s 4th District.

King is considered an outspoken fiscal and social conservative. After winning the 2002 Republican nomination, he said that he intended to use his seat in Congress to “move the political center of gravity in Congress to the right.”

During the 110th Congress, King voted with the majority of the Republican Party 90.9% of the time. King has continuously voted for Iraq War legislation, and has supported surge efforts and opposed a time table for troop withdrawals. During the 112th United States Congress King was one of 40 “staunch” members of the Republican Study Committee who frequently voted against Republican party leadership and vocally expressed displeasure with House bills

In August 2015, King was named the least effective member of Congress by InsideGov due to his persistent failures to get legislation out of committee.

Maybe that will change now that the political climate of the US has made a sudden shift towards the alt-right (read: white nationalism).

Examples of Steve King’s Rhetoric

At best, King can be called “outspoken.” It would be more accurate to say “inflammatory” and more accurate still to say “filled with the dark and foul ichor of one overcome with hate and feelings of inadequacy to the point of wanting the world to die in a twisted carnival of pain.”

On March 7, 2008, during his press engagements to announce his reelection campaign, King made remarks about U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his middle name “Hussein”, saying:

I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name—whatever their religion their father might have been, I’ll just say this: When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States – I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam? I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaida, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11.

Regarding Affirmative Action he has said:

“There’s been legislation that’s been brought through this House that sets aside benefits for women and minorities. The only people that it excludes are white men…Pretty soon, white men are going to notice they are the ones being excluded.”

He now seems to be in support of keeping the Western (white) culture pure (white) by keeping other cultures (non white) away. Or at least from reproducing. There was another European who was big on that policy as well. He’s still very popular in some white supremacist corners.

As an aside, Steve King displays the confederate flag on his office desk, despite the fact that Iowa was part of the Union during the American Civil War. That sums the man up quite nicely.

After all, when Captain America dislikes your position, maybe it is time to rethink your values.

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