Published: Tue, January 15, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Censure Resolutions Introduced Against King Over Supremacist Remark

Censure Resolutions Introduced Against King Over Supremacist Remark

He continued, "That is not the America I know, and it is most definitely not the party of Lincoln". Asked if he could support King in the future, Cruz said: "What I'm going to do is urge everyone to stand for principles that matter".

Democrats in control of the House have moved forward to censure King, who defended himself from the floor of the chamber this week.

"He has become too comfortable with proudly insulting, disrespecting, and denigrating people of color", Rush said in a statement.

In 2013, he commented that while he has some sympathy for some illegal immigrants, "they aren't all valedictorians, they weren't all brought in by their parents - for everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert". On Friday, in a House speech, he expressed regret for the "heartburn" his remarks had caused. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called on him to resign, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, "If he doesn't understand why "white supremacy" is offensive, he should find another line of work".

As he left the floor, King was asked by reporters if he was anxious about losing his ranking member position on a House Judiciary subcommittee.

Republicans took extraordinary steps Monday to punish Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over controversial comments he made about white supremacy. "But the more you guys write about that stuff, then it becomes an issue". The leader told the press that at the very least, however, the House Republican Steering Committee agreed to bar King from all House committees in the 116th Congress.

King has since said that he is not a white supremacist or a white nationalist.

"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". "We must work to lead our nation forward".

Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of OH, introduced a separate censure resolution against King. Mr. King said in an interview with the New York Times.

Steve King (R-Iowa) of all of his committee assignments for the current Congress following a new wave of outcry over the lawmaker's vast history of white supremacist viewpoints and racist rhetoric.

But US President Donald Trump declined to condemn the remarks, pressed to comment by reporters at the White House on Monday. He has warned against the dissolution of white Christian culture in America with "someone else's babies" and, mere weeks before his his election past year, visited with neo-Nazi figures in central Europe lamenting Germany's loss of national pride since the end of World War II. King is already facing a primary challenge from state Sen.

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