Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued “Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other” before the population of those groups grows larger than that of white people in America.
During a radio interview with Iowa’s 1040 WHO Monday, King spoke about comments made by Univision host Jorge Ramos on multiculturalism in the U.S.
“Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race,” King said. “Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct.”
“When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other’s throats,” King added. “And he’s adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”
King, long known for making racist comments, has made several white nationalist-influenced remarks in recent days, starting with a tweet he posted Sunday that argued “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
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
Despite pushback from both sides of the aisle, King defended his tweet in an interview Monday, saying he’d like America to be “so homogenous that we look a lot the same.”