CAPAC Chair Seeks Removal of Rep. King from Constitution Subcommittee Chairmanship

WASHINGTON — Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) has called for the removal of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) as chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice because of his recent “xenophobic” remarks.

Rep. Steve King

On March 12, King said, “You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birthrate up, and that you need to teach your children your values. In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life.”

He later doubled down on his comments and refused to apologize for them, commenting that he wants “to see an America that is just so homogeneous that we look a lot of the same.”

He also said, “I predict that the Hispanics and blacks will be fighting each other” before Caucasians become a minority population in America.

King, who supports far-right Dutch candidate Geert Wilders — known for his anti-Islam views — and has made similar remarks before audiences in Europe, said he is concerned about the decline of “American culture” and wishes to see immigra