UNITED STATES - JANUARY 03: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is interviewed by NBC News in the rotunda of Russell Building on the first day of the 115th Congress, January 03, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
March 12, 2017 05:09 PM

This article originally appeared on TIME.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sparked controversy on Sunday for a tweet that expressed support for the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

King, who has a history of making racially provocative comments, tweeted: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” His comment quoted a cartoon from the account “Voices of Europe,” which described itself on Twitter as “Anti EU / Pro Europe / MAGA.”

King has regularly espoused white supremacist ideologies — inciting outrage last year when he asked which “subgroup” contributed more to advancements in civilization than white people and when he put a Confederate flag pennant on his desk.

His Sunday tweet earned praise from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

King’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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