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Congressional Black Caucus calls for Steve King to be removed from committees



The Congressional Black Caucus Called for Rep. Steve King Steven (Steve) Arnold KingGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's white supremacist comments Steve King faces new storm over remarks about white supremacy Biden blasts Steve King for 'white supremacist' comments MORE (R -Ia.) He has made about white supremacy earlier this week.

CBC chair Rep. Karen Bass Karen Ruth BassBlack Caucus sees power grow with new Democratic majority 116th Congress breaks records for women, minority lawmakers Sunday shows preview: Shutdown enters week three MORE (D-Ca.) Linked King's comments to President Trump Donald John TrumpJulián Castro hits launch Trump in campaign: 'A crisis of leadership' Center stage once again: Colin Powell's UN speech in 'Vice' Julián Castro announces 2020 White House pray, swipes at Trump MORE [19659003] and asked for him to be deposed.

"Like Donald Trump," she said, "Steve King has sought again and again to give comfort to white supremacists, something that should never be allowed in the halls of Congress or the Oval Office

Bass characterized King's remarks as "racist" and the Iowa Republican needed more than just condemnation.

"If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party m If there is more than one temporary statement of condemnation. Instead, they must actually condemn Mr. King by removing him from his committee assignments so that he can no longer affect policies that affect the very people he has made it clear. "Anything less than substantive actions is another acceptance of racism from the Republican party", [Added:19659013] Inbox: Black Caucus Calls For Steve To Get Removed From Committee Assignments Following Racist Statements pic.twitter.com/UYioMa2mc6

– Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 12, 2019

King experienced amplified blowback after comments he made a Thursday interview with the New York Times where he questioned why terms like "white supremacist" have been deemed racist.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive? ”he asked in the Times interview.

King attempted to defuse the controversy on Friday, saying on the House floor that he regrets" the heartburn "his remarks have caus

Both of Iowa's Republican Senators, Chuck Grassley Charles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's' white supremacist 'comments Trump, Congress break record for longest shutdown Trump on declaring national emergency:' Not going to do it so much 'MORE and Joni Ernst Joni Kay ErnstGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's white supremacist 'comments 116th Congress breaks records for women, minority lawmakers The Hill's Morning Report – Negotiations crumble as shutdown enters day 17 MORE condemned the questions as "offensive."

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [19659025] Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiGrassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's white supremacist comments Trump is right: Walls work on the Southern border Trump swipes at Dems on reopening government: "Get it done!" MORE (D-Ca.) Suggested that some punitive action may be taken against King for the remarks.


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