Friday, 18 January, 2019

GOP members ready to take action against Steve King

Tim Scott, the GOP's Lone Black Senator, Takes His Party to Task for Tolerating Unhinged Racists Kevin McCarthy on "Face the Nation": "Action will be taken" against Steve King for white supremacy comment
Deanna Wagner | 14 January, 2019, 06:55

The New York Times recently quoted King saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" Republicans have chided him for his remarks but the Congressional Black Caucus has a form of punishment for King: removing him from all of his committee assignments.

McCarthy explained his plan to meet with King during an interview with CBS's Face the Nation.

Yet, when Americans hear people like King claim that white nationalists and white supremacists are not offensive, it has a negative impact on the entire Republican party. "That is not the America I know, and it's most certainly not the party of Lincoln".

"Action will be taken", McCarthy said, adding the two had a meeting scheduled on Monday.

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

"Republicans should make clear Mr. King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress".

Other Republicans have also condemned King's statements. Joni Ernst tweeted a statement condemning King. He also told CNN, "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same".

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Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, on Sunday promised "action" following the latest race-related remarks by Representative Steve King.

King has been assigned to agriculture, small business and judiciary committees, according to his House website.

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.

"We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we can not let these intolerant and hateful views hold us back".

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested the chamber will take some punitive action against King.

Cruz declined to say whether he'd support King in the future, but he called white nationalism evil and brought up his criticism of the Tarrant County GOP's vote on whether to remove a Muslim City Council member Thursday.

"I will admit I am unsure who is offended by the term "Western civilization" on its own, but anyone who needs "white nationalist" or "white supremacist" defined, described and defended does lack some pretty common knowledge", Scott wrote in the The Washington Post.