Here's the Congressional Black Caucus' Idea of Punishing Rep. Steve King

Lamar Ellis
January 14, 2019

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published on Friday, Scott wrote that the GOP often struggles with "civility and fairness", and pointed to King's latest comments in which he asked when the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive.

And the Congressional Black Caucus was not the only entity to come out against King on Saturday.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy did not specify what the action would be, but said he would meet King on Monday to discuss his role in the party.

The California Republican says King's "language has no place in America". "Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party", Bass said. "I'm having a serious conversation with congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican party".

McCarthy did not elaborate on what action he plans on taking after his meeting with King.

"If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation", CBC Chairwoman Rep. Joni Ernst tweeted a statement condemning King. "That is not the America that I know".

"What Steve King said was stupid".

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

King, who has been frequently criticized for comments he has made regarding race and immigration, was under fire for comments he made that appeared to defend white nationalism.

Steve King (R-Iowa) over his recent comments to The New York Times questioning why terms such as "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" are considered offensive.

"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". Action will be taken.

Before the November election, Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, the chairman of the House GOP's campaign arm, issued an extraordinary public denunciation of him, writing: "We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior".

"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, calling King's views separate from conservatism "that should be ridiculed at every turn".

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