Steve King: ‘Diversity is not America’s Strength, Assimilation is’


Republican lawmaker Steve King stated that he does not believe diversity is one of America’s strengths.

He tweeted out, “Diversity is not our strength. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, “Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”

He linked an article written by the Voice of Europe, which quotes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stating that it is “against common sense” to mix cultures.

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He added, “Assimilation has become a dirty word to the multiculturalist Left. Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.”

The Hill reports: 

King, one of the most vocal critics of immigration in Congress, has made controversial statements in the past, including praise for far-right European politician Geert Wilders.

In march he tweeted out, “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” with a photo of Wilders plugging the hole in the wall, which was labeled “Western civilization.”

The lawmaker has also defended former Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for refusing to halt his immigration patrols but later pardoned by President Trump. King said that he doesn’t agree that “profiling is wrong.”

His tweets Friday come as lawmakers are struggling with how to extend protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump has set to end in March.

Democrats are demanding that Congress pass a fix for “Dreamers” before the end of the year and have pushed for it to be included in a year-end government spending bill.

I think that for the most part, we can live peacefully with people who are different than us in a sense. HOWEVER, there is an exception to everything, and in this case I will adamantly stand by the fact that we cannot coexist with people that want to kill us.

This is why I agree with Trump’s travel ban. We must protect our own citizens before we worry about the feelings of others.

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