Historians may one day point to Jan. 21, 2019, as the day we know it died.
What is why reasonably racist Iowa Congressman Steve King chose to be a tribute to the civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. on the day commemorating his birth.
To make things more ludicrous, King's tweet or praise included this quote attributed to King: “Our lives begin at the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Problem is, King never actually said that, according to Snopes.com
The tweet came more than two weeks after the Republican congressman wondered to The New York Times, which is a white supremacist, such as a bad thing.
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive? ”he said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the history of our history and our civilization?”
King's tweet garnered a lot of reaction from Twitter users, many of whom had questions.
Others have some helpful advice:
One person attempted to call out King for praising the civil rights leader with a quote he didn't say
Others saw what Steve King was really doing: