It is easy for Republican members of congress to put out press releases lamenting the words of Iowa’s racist Republican Congressman Steve King. But what are they willing to actually do so to show they are not going to allow such a bottom-dweller to continue to spout racist statements. If we are to believe House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy it could be–reading between the lines here–a stripping of committee assignments from King.
The congressman has long been a purely racist prig and too many Republicans, for too long, have allowed for the rot to remain.
King has faced recent justified criticism after he told The New York Times that he thought it was wrong white nationalism and white supremacy were considered offensive.
White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?
Sunday morning the following interview was broadcast on Face The Nation.
Now lets bring King down to size come Monday, Mr. McCarthy. Strip him of everything, including his white sheet.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Mm-Hm. I want to ask you about Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King. You called some of his language reckless when he, in an interview with the New York Times, said the term, white nationalists and white supremacists, he didn’t know when they became offensive. Some Republicans have come out very strongly here. Jeb Bush–
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: As have– as have I.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, Jeb Bush said it’s not enough to condemn him, that party leaders actually have to do something. Either support a primary opponent to challenge him, others have said he should be at least censured. Should there be action against Congressman King?
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: First, and foremost, I came out at the very moment–that language has no place in America. That is not the America I know and it’s most definitely not the party of Lincoln.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Should he be–
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: I have–
MARGARET BRENNAN: –punished for it?
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: I have a scheduled meeting with him on Monday, and I will tell you this: I’ve watched on the other side that they do not take action when their member says something like this. Action will be taken. I’m having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party, because–
MARGARET BRENNAN: What does that mean?
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: As a leader. There is a number of things you’ll see that is taking place, but I will not stand back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation that all are created equal–
MARGARET BRENNAN: Mm-Hm.
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN MCCARTHY: –that that stands or continues to stand and have any role with us.
4 thoughts on “GOP Must Take Action Against Racist Congressman Steve King”
Please quote all the statements you can find that show that Congressman Steve King is a racist.
Your typical Progressive cowardly character has been revealed by your unethical and morally bankrupt behavior. I think your statement that you’re “not a progressive” and you’re “a proud liberal Democrat” may have been true 10 years ago but today it’s a lie. Everything you do and say shows me that you are a fully consumed Progressive, you’re either lying to yourself or you’re lying to others. You act like every other Progressive I have ever personally come across in life, blogs, or comment threads. No truly proud Liberal would behave in the manner in which you do. Own it or continue lying, your choice.
Character is not developed and/or projected to others by the challenges we face in life but by how we choose to react those challenges.</b
Have a “nice” day.
No, you are not correct regarding my political alignment. I am as stated, a liberal Democrat.
I am, and have long been, a free trader.
I am an internationalist with a foundation in a system where military might, economic muscle, and diplomacy are a triad of engagement for stability. I would have used our military in a no-fly zone in both Iraq and Syria, as an example. I would not have invaded Iraq based on a host of reasons starting with tribal factions, but that gets into the weeds. I would have been active in Sudan.
I also believe in math. Therefore the vast outline of items in the Bernie Sanders wish list was not to be taken seriously.
I do firmly believe in a prescribed process for governing. From campaign finance to the ability of voters to cast ballots, in political districts that are constructed with a non-partisan design.
I know that government is best able to handle the large complex issues of society in ways that the free market can not or will not. I know taxes are the route to pay for social programs and know all must pay their fair share.
Locally I am very much pro-police and am glad to have had a personal call from the police chief a couple years ago to thank me for my (efforts).
I do not subscribe to the notion of a corporate owned media. The working free press is perhaps what I respect more than any other institution in the land.
My grounding foundations as a (nerdy) kid were Frank Church, George McGovern (who I was able to meet in my adult years and talk with) and the Lion of the Senate.
You can draw any conclusions you like. But I know who I am.
And of course I speak with my name and face being prominent, I do not need to hide when blogging or commenting.
Today, for instance, my name and my photo were linked in a statewide news service for a post from this weekend.
Yes, I know who I am and it works for me.