Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) sparked controversy on Sunday for a tweet that expressed support for the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
King, who has a history of making racially provocative comments, tweeted: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” His comment quoted a cartoon from the account Voices of Europe, which described itself on Twitter as “Anti EU / Pro Europe / MAGA.”
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) March 12, 2017
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017
King has regularly espoused white-supremacist ideologies — inciting outrage last year when he asked which “subgroup” contributed more to advancements in civilization than white people and when he put a Confederate flag on his desk.
His Sunday tweet earned praise from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) March 12, 2017
King’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.