UPDATE: Rep. Steve King – accused of making racist remarks – will not serve on committees in the House of Representatives, minority leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Monday evening.
King (R-Iowa) replied, “One of my quotes in The New York Times has been completely mischaracterized,” and called his loss of committee memberships a “political decision that ignores the truth.”
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) came under fire Monday from two prominent Republican leaders for remarks published earlier last week.
In an interview, King told The New York Times “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – also the 2012 Republican presidential nominee – said “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there.”
The Congressional Black Caucus called for removing King from his committee assignments
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