Congressman Steve King Explains “White People Doing More for Civilization” Comments


Congressman Steve King faced major backlash following his extremely one-sided comments about white people doing more for civilization than any other race or group.

The close-minded politician is now attempting to clarify his racist comments.

Via: Variety

Rep. Steve King attempted to clarify the controversial comments he made Monday afternoon about “white people” doing more for civilization than any other “subgroup” during an interview with ABC News later that night, stating he meant “Western civilization,” not “white people.”

“What I really said was ‘Western civilization,’ and when you describe Western civilization that can mean much of Western civilization happens to be Caucasians. But we should not apologize for our culture or our civilization,” said King.

“The contributions that were made by Western civilization itself, and by Americans, by Americans of all races stand far above the rest of the world. The Western civilization and the American civilization are a superior culture.”

King sat on an MSNBC panel on Monday with Chris Hayes, political blogger Charlie Pierce and journalist April Ryan as the Republican National Convention was underway.