People Are Slamming Rep. Steve King for Saying Whites Will Remain the Majority Because 'Hispanics and Blacks Will Be Fighting Each Other'

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 01: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks with the media before a meeting of the House Republican caucus in the Capitol to discuss an immigration bill, August 1, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

People Are Slamming Rep. Steve King for Saying Whites Will Remain the Majority Because 'Hispanics and Blacks Will Be Fighting Each Other'

Both parties have come out to condemn the congressman for his racist comments.

Published March 15, 2017

Iowa Representative Steve King (R) has come under fire for several remarks he recently made which have been viewed as racist and nationalistic. 

  1. While on a radio show, King offered a racist response to a prediction by Univision anchor Jorge Ramos about black and brown people becoming the majority

    "Hispanics and Blacks he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America," King said of a statement made by anchor Jorge Ramos.

    King continued to add his own prediction.

    "I will predict that Hispanics and Blacks will be fighting each other before that happens," King added.

  2. This comes after a tweet made over the weekend wherein King offered what seemed like a message of support for white nationalism

    King's tweet is in reference to Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician who has strong anti-Islamic views. 

  3. Many have noticed King's racism since the Republican National Convention when King asked the controversial question of who has contributed more to society than people of western civilization, i.e. white people
  4. Chelsea Clinton courageously stepped up and spoke out against King and his racism
  5. Democratic leaders have called for King's removal from a special committee
  6. House Speaker Paul Ryan rebuked King's comments and said he hoped he 'misspoke'

    “I don't think that statement reflects what is special about this country,” Ryan said to Fox News' Bret Baier. "I would like to think — and I haven't spoke to Steve about this — I would like to think he misspoke, and it wasn't meant the way it sounds, and I hope he's clarified that.”

    Republicans are now trying to claim that King is a fringe conservative who does not represent the party. However, many are arguing that Steve King represents the party just as much as anyone else. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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