On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” at the Republican National Convention, Republican Congressman of Iowa Steve King says that only Europeans have contributed to western civilization and that he must be shown the contributions of other “sub-groups.”
“This ‘old, white people’ business does get a little tired,” King says at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. “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 subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
Hayes presses the congressman to clarify his comments, but he dives deeper into his white supremacist view of history.
“Than Western civilization itself,” King replies. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”
King confidently makes this statement all the while forgetting that Christianity originated from the Middle East.