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    Twitter Abuzz Over US Congressman Retweeting British 'Nazi Sympathizer'

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    British politician Mark Collett has repeatedly caused controversy in the UK over his right-wing statements and admiration for Adolf Hitler.

    Republican Congressman Steve King retweeted Mark Collett, who has described himself as a "Nazi sympathizer," on Tuesday, sparking a storm among social media users.

    "Europe is waking up… Will America… in time?" King wrote, with a link to Collett's anti-immigration tweet published earlier.

    Collett is one of the most infamous Neo-Nazis in the UK and has expressed his understanding for Adolf Hitler.

    King has repeatedly come under fire due to his racist and discriminatory remarks.

    In 2017, King cited right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders' as a role model, saying that he "understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."


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