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California congressman blasts Steve King as a 'stark, raving racist'

After declaring that "we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies," Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has faced an outpouring of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. Now even one of King's colleagues in the House has taken to calling King a "stark, raving racist."

California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and is an American citizen. On Monday, he addressed King's anti-immigrant sentiment directly in a scathing tweet:

Earlier Monday, Jeb Bush skewered King as well: "America is a nation of immigrants," he tweeted. "The sentiment expressed by Steve King doesn't reflect our shared history or values."