Showing posts with label Steve King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve King. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Senator Tim Scott denounces Steve King's racist tweets

Tim Scott the only African American Republican in the U.S. Senate has denounced Iowa congressman Steve King's racist tweets in which King seems to be supporting white nationalism. Below is one of those tweets.

Here is Scott's response to those racist tweets:

“Rep. King’s comments immediately brought to mind the motto printed on our nation’s coins – e pluribus unum, or ‘out of many, one,’ ” Scott said in an email. “And as a Christian myself, I believe we are all descended from the same place. His comments stand in direct contradiction to those ideas and beliefs, and I firmly reject them.”

Monday, March 13, 2017

John Lewis denounces Steve King’s ‘Bigoted And Racist’ Comments

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has released the following press release following Steve King (R-Iowa) “bigoted and racist” comments that appeared to support white nationalism.

March 13, 2017 
Press Release
                WASHINGTON—In response to tensions surrounding immigration during the election season in the Netherlands, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted this statement on Sunday in support of Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, “ Wilders understands the culture and demographics are our destiny.  We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”  The statement has been widely criticized, including by the Chairman of the Iowa GOP, Jeff Kaufmann.  Well-known white supremacist David Duke, however, did indicate his support for King’s tweet.  According to a National Public Radio report, King refused to back down from the statement in an interview this morning adding, ‘”I meant exactly what I said,’ and that he’d ‘like to see an America that’s just so homogeneous that we’d look a lot the same, from that perspective,’”
              Rep. John Lewis made this statement in response to King’s comment:
              “My colleague has made a deeply disturbing statement because it ignores the truth about the history of this nation.  Western civilization did not create itself.  It was founded on traditions that emerged from Africa, Iran, China, Greece and Rome and other nations.
“With the exception of Native Americans, we all came to this land from some other place in the world community, and this country is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, appearances, and languages.  In order to live together as one people, we must come to respect the dignity and the worth of every human being.  It is that understanding that will make us one nation, not a homogeneous appearance.
              “Rep. King’s statement is bigoted and racist.  It suggests there is one cultural tradition and one appearance that all of humanity should conform to.  These ideas have given rise to some of the worst atrocities in human history, and they must be condemned.”