Iowa Republican Steve King faces party action over 'white supremacist' remark

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 14, 2019

King later issued a statement saying he is neither a white nationalist nor a white supremacist.

On Saturday, the Congressional Black Caucus, condemning "racist statements" by King, is calling on Republicans to remove him from committee assignments.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday said "action will be taken" against Rep.

Instead of answering directly, Scalise referred to Republicans' statements denouncing King's comments, and said "many Democrats" - he did not name them - had "aligned themselves with anti-Semites" and "called on physical violence". "And it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln".

"When people with opinions similar to King's open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole", Scott wrote, adding, "Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism - it is because of our silence when things like this are said".

"He likes to create a personal relationship, build the relationship and rebuild the relationship with other world leaders", McCarthy said.

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Asked to elaborate on what repercussions King may face, McCarthy simply responded that "a number of things" would occur. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?" He also told CNN, "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same".

In his interview with the Times, King said he's OK with immigrants of various races legally entering the USA ― so long as American culture stays white and European.

King serves on the Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary committees, and chairs Judiciary's subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. We are a great nation and this divisiveness is hurting everyone.

King, who has a long history of incendiary remarks and associations with white supremacist groups, came under fire over comments he made to the New York Times in a recent interview. "We can not continue down this path if we want to continue to be a great nation". Action will be taken. "Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives", he said.

On Wednesday, two years before the next election, Iowa State Sen.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds indicated Wednesday that she won't support King in the 2020 GOP primary.

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