Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Rep. McCarthy: 'Action Will Be Taken' on King's White Supremacy Comments

Rep. McCarthy: 'Action Will Be Taken' on King's White Supremacy Comments

"That language has no place in America", California GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy said on CBS' "Face the Nation".

Bass in her statement condemning King said that "Republicans should make clear Mr. King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress". For example, Scott mentioned that over the past two years, "Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some of our nation's most distressed communities to incredible job-creation statistics and low unemployment rates, there's no doubt that the future is brightening for many Americans".

King insisted on the House floor Friday that he's an advocate for Western civilization, not white supremacy or white nationalism, and that he isn't racist.

The long-serving representative claimed, additionally, that he is not a racist. King told the newspaper. They have voted for boarder wall and fencing", he said, adding: "I would take the language we voted on before.

He continued, "Action will be taken".

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

He added, "I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party". President Donald Trump was roundly criticized - including by Scott and other Republicans - for his failure to condemn white supremacists following a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one counter-protester dead. "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 have any role with us". King asked. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?"

King serves on the Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary committees, and chairs Judiciary's subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

He later said he is "simply a nationalist" and condemned "anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology" of white nationalism and white supremacy.

"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". Steve King said in a New York Times article published Thursday.

Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican senator, joined the chorus of criticism on NBC's Meet the Press. "It was hurtful. It was wrong".

Like this: