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Should Steve King resign?

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) praised far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders saying "culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." He doubled down on his tweet, telling CNN, "I mean exactly what I said." Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi condemned Steve King and said King's "vile racism has no place in decent society, much less in the U.S. Congress." King's defenders say this is PC culture at work, and the media is twisting his words. What do you think?

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Here's the tweet in question. This isn't the first time King has openly shown his support for white supremacy—in 2016, he questioned how much non-whites actually contribute to civilization. He went on to win his election with 61 percent of the vote. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Despite his openly racist views, Steve King won his 2016 election in a landslide with 61 percent of the vote. For some of his defenders, it doesn't matter what his views arebecause he has the full support of his constituency. Others see him as standing up to liberal PC culture. They say it was poorly worded, but he was speaking to something to which many Americans recognize and are responding to.

The second way to read the tweet suggests that it's badly phrased but not racist: it could be argued that King was stating that multiculturalism, combined with high levels of immigration from non-Western cultures, shapes destiny. King could have been saying that high levels of foreign immigration to Europe in an attempt to prop up their ailing economies, without any sort of assimilation, will destroy the fabric of European civilization. That’s an argument that’s been made by European politicians ranging from David Cameron to Angela Merkel.
Fortunately, King cleared up which angle he meant on New Day on CNN. “It’s the culture, not the blood,” King said. “If you could go anywhere in the world and adopt these little babies and put them into households that were already assimilated into America, those babies will grow up as American as any other baby with as much patriotism and as much love of country as any other baby. It’s not about race, it’s never been about race … It’s a clash of cultures, not a race.”
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King's critics are taking his words at face value and are calling King out as the racist he is. In the current political climate, words matter. If King was truly worried about multiculturalism and the effects of immigration, he'd say so. Instead, his repeated statements about the supremacy of European culture and and the European race reveals him as a racist. 

“It’s no accident that communities across America have been threatened by emboldened racists. The GOP Leadership must stop accommodating this garbage, and condemn Congressman Steve King’s statements in the strongest and most unequivocal terms,” Hammill continued. “Speaker Ryan and the House Republican Leadership must decide whether white supremacy is welcome in the GOP ranks.”
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He's also won the support of neo-Nazi Richard Spencer. 

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