On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) retweeted a link to a post by the far-right newspaper Voice of Europe featuring an image of Dutch white supremacist Geert Wilders, who is running for his country's parliament.
"Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies," wrote King.
Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody… https://t.co/suNFm5lxHd— Steve King (@Steve King)1489340411.0
Wilders is known for his violent antipathy toward Muslims and for his People's Party for Freedom (PVV) is a haven for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other fringe elements of the Netherlands' far right.
After King posted the tweet -- and former KKK leader David Duke retweeted it -- Twitter moved in to mock, deride and chastise the congressman for spreading propaganda from one of Europe's most virulently racist public figures.
@SteveKingIA Wow. Congrats. You're the worst.— Wear Your Dissent | Shop for Resisters & Feminists (@Wear Your Dissent | Shop for Resisters & Feminists)1489350839.0
@SteveKingIA So refreshing to see that the American tradition of racism is still alive and well in Iowa. Civilization restored. 🖕🏽FU— 🕉Raquel Kalani ☮️ (@🕉Raquel Kalani ☮️)1489350840.0
NBD, just former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke endorsing Congressman @SteveKingIA's call for racial purity. https://t.co/225kHU30UW— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1489343606.0
@SteveKingIA At first I was like, "Did @StephenKing start boozing again?", then clicked through, just to find a neo-Nazi shitheel. Phew!— PunterSJohnson (@PunterSJohnson)1489352969.0
@SteveKingIA My two babies are Irish-Chinese. Do they meet your standards, or do you need 100% white?— Jamie Eisenhart (@Jamie Eisenhart)1489352965.0
This is a US Congressman. White supremacy & grotesque nativism have snaked their way back into the public square. Y… https://t.co/Dc9izJbK67— Mike Makowsky (@Mike Makowsky)1489343271.0
@mikemakowsky Steve King has always been a bigot though. But now it's gone mainstream.— Wafa Hakim Orman (@Wafa Hakim Orman)1489352938.0
Dear Representative Steve King: These are my two babies. --Representative Ted Lieu https://t.co/MHU21jJUrY— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1489347725.0
Clearly the Congressman does not view all our children as, well, all our children. Particularly ironic & painful on… https://t.co/PPuPBRNKeI— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1489344472.0