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Congressman Steve King misses the mark on his tweet
US Congressman Steve King, R-Iowa, talks with reporters after leaving the Speaker of the House's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013. Efforts by the House of Representatives to end the US debt ceiling showdown hit snag after snag Tuesday as it remained unclear if the Republican leadership's measures could pass the chamber. House Speaker John Boehner's team unveiled a stripped-down Republican bill extending the US debt ceiling until February 7 and funding government for the next two months. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Congressman Steve King misses the mark on his tweet

TheBlaze radio host Chris Salcedo believes that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) missed the mark with a tweet about how Western civilization cannot be restored with "somebody else's babies." A

According to Salcedo, King's tweet was in response to European politician Geert Wilders' tweet about the difficulties posed by radical Islam within the flood of Syrian refugees that have migrated to Europe. Salcedo understood where King was going but believes the wording of the tweet caused King's point to be needlessly lost in controversy.

In the Sunday post that drew fire on social media, King said,"I've been to Europe and spoken on this issue. I've said to them you can't rebuild your civilization with someone else's babies. ... You've got to keep your birthrate up, and you need to teach your children your values," Salcedo reads.

As part of his response to the furor generated over the tweet, King has argued that Western civilization is a superior civilization and that it should be shared with everyone. "See now had he tweeted that, I think he'd have been fine," Chris says. However, Salcedo points out one of the primary problems with the way King's tweet was worded: "Our civilization in the United States of America is primarily made up of other people's babies is it not?"

To see more from Chris, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Chris Salcedo Show” weekdays 3–5pm ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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