Iowa Representative Steve King (R) has come under fire for several remarks he recently made which have been viewed as racist and nationalistic.
"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.
King's tweet is in reference to Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician who has strong anti-Islamic views.
“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.
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