Congressman: Whites ‘Contribute More To Civilization’. One EPIC Tweet Proves Him Hilariously Wrong
Bigoted Tea Partier Steve King Claims Only White Have Contributed To Civilization
Day One of the Republican National Convention had its share of complete and utter disasters, from no one showing up for the “Women For Trump” event to one of the GOP delegates and a former U.S. Senator calling it a meeting of “brownshirts” and “fascists”. Even Melania Trump’s speech has become controversial after it appears a portion of the speech was taken nearly word-for-word from Michele Obama’s 2008 speech. If all of that wasn’t bad enough, repeatedly bigoted Congressman Steve King uttered some of the most racist words one might imagine coming from an elected official in modern times.
While appearing on MSNBC, another panelist noted the lack of diversity inside the GOP convention (and inside the Republican Party, as illustrated by one recently infamous Paul Ryan Tweet). King immediately pushed back with these comments:
I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about? Where did any other sub-group of people contribute more to civilization?
When asked specifically if he meant “white people”, Steve King basically confirmed he was:
Than western civilization itself that’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the United States of America, and any place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world.
In other words, “rooted” everywhere that is super white. We hear you loud and clear Grand Drag…I mean, Congressman King.
Multiple brief lists have already been put together showing many non-white contributions to society and the utter stupidity of these statements. It’s just amazing a district can be gerrymandered to the point where someone this blatantly bigoted can still be elected to office. But I guess that’s the world we live in for now…
It didn’t really take these lists to prove Steve King wrong, however. Comedian Hari Kondabolu needed only one Tweet to put King and any other white supremacist fool that believes King’s drivel in their place.
Rep. Steve King said white people contributed most to civilization. Melania Trump then showed us how…by stealing from a Person of Color.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) July 19, 2016
Game. Set. And match.
Featured image by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.