Friday, 22 March, 2019

‘Action Will Be Taken’: McCarthy Promises Repercussions For Steve King’s Remarks

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

McCarthy did not say specifically what action would be taken, but stressed the point on Sunday.

"Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party", her statement continued.

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".

McCarthy said he would be discussing King's future role in the Republican party when he meets with the lawmaker. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"

"I will not stand back as a leader of this party believing in this nation that all are created equal, that that stands or continues to stand and has any role with us", McCarthy added.

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King has faced criticism after he told The New York Times that he thought it was wrong white nationalism and white supremacy were considered offensive. He also told CNN, "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same". "But the more you guys write about that stuff, then it becomes an issue".

The top Republican in the House vowed Sunday that "action will be taken" after Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King's recent comment about white supremacy and white nationalism.

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 has represented western Iowa in Congress since 2003.

He said, "King's views are not conservative views but separate views that should be ridiculed at every turn possible".

When Cruz was asked whether he would support King in the future, the senator did not provide a direct answer.

"Like Donald Trump, 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", according to her statement obtained by an NBC News reporter. Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw, in its ultimate expression, the systematic murder of six million innocent Jewish lives. Randy Feenstra announced he will challenge King in the Republican primary.

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