After attracting controversy Sunday for tweeting “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” Congressman Steve King told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Monday “I meant exactly what I said, as is always the case.”
“I’ve been to Europe and I’ve spoken on this issue and I’ve said the same thing as far as 10 years ago to the German people and to any population of people that is a declining population that isn’t willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves,” King said. “I’ve said to them, ‘You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values and in doing so you can grow your population you can grow your culture and you can grow your way of life.'”
“We need to get our birthrates up, or Europe will be entirely transformed within a half a century or a little more, and Geert Wilders knows that,” he said.