Steve King (R-Iowa) was kicked off his House Committees, Monday, after an interview in which he suggested that “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” are not offensive.
The Congressman maintains that the media is misrepresenting his point, but the remark was too much for house leadership revoked his committee assignments.
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King lost seats on the Agricultural, Judiciary, and the Small Business Committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke with King earlier on Monday amid Democrats calling for his censure and removal from the committees on which he serves and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying King should search for “another line of work.”
“Steve’s remarks are beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America. His comments call into question whether he will treat all Americans equally, without regard for race and ethnicity. House Republicans are clear: We are all in this together, as fellow citizens equal before God and the law. As Congressman King’s fellow citizens, let us hope and pray earnestly that this action will lead to greater reflection and ultimately change on his part,” Leader McCarthy said in a statement on Monday
King found himself in a whirlwind of criticism following an interview with The New York Times when he said last Thursday, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
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