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GOP Congressman Steve King Peddles White Supremacist Rhetoric In Tweet: ‘Demographics Are Our Destiny’

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GOP Congressman Steve King Peddles White Supremacist Rhetoric In Tweet: ‘Demographics Are Our Destiny’

Republican Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) has sparked a backlash on social media after tweeting his support for a Dutch anti-Islam politician.

The tweet, which reeked of white-supremacist ideology, was in support of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

It referenced “culture and demographics” being fundamental to European and American “destiny” before ending with: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Slate notes that Wilders has risen in the “polls on the back of similarly virulent anti-Islam and anti-immigrant rhetoric to the point where Wilders’ Dutch Freedom Party could come out on top in parliamentary elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Trump supporters and far-right politicians across Europe have found common cause in their shared belief in a brand of ethnic or racial nationalism.”

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