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Iowa Rep. Steve King refuses to say if he thinks white societies are superior

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, the most overtly racist member of Congress, refused to say if he thinks white societies are superior to others when questioned by a woman during a town hall meeting in Iowa on Tuesday.

"Do you think a white society is superior to a nonwhite society?" Mary Lavelle asked King, according to the New York Times. Lavelle was reportedly "testing" the congressman's long history of making comments that suggest empathy toward white nationalism and other racist points of view.

"I don't have an answer for that. That's so hypothetical," King answered. "I'll say this: America is not a white society. It has never been a completely white society. We came here and joined the Native Americans."

"I've long said that a baby can be lifted out of a cradle anywhere in the world and brought into any home in America – whatever the color of the folks........

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