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House GOP Leader To Take Action Against Steve King’s Racial Remarks

House GOP Leader To Take Action Against Steve King’s Racial Remarks

It looks as though Scott's words were heard by Republican leadership in the House because both McCarthy and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made it clear that King's words will not go without a response.

Senator Tim Scott, a Republican representing SC, penned a thoughtful piece in The Washington Post on how some fellow Republicans like Steve King are damaging the party by spewing thoughts that lack basic fairness and civility yet wonder why the party is considered to be racist.

McCarthy said on CBS' "Face The Nation" that he will meet with King on Monday to discuss the veteran lawmaker's future in the Republican Party.

Tim Scott (R-S.C.) argued that it is because of Republicans' refusal to condemn racist rhetoric that they are labeled by others as racists.

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

"I will not stand back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation, that all are created equal, that [King's comments] stand or have any role with us", McCarthy added.

"Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party", her statement continued. On Friday, in a House speech, he expressed regret for the "heartburn" his remarks had caused.

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"I didn't know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group", he told the Times-Picayune newspaper then.

He said, "King's views are not conservative views but separate views that should be ridiculed at every turn possible". "The new normal around here is to praise white supremacists and nationalism as something that shouldn't be shunned", Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol.

The top Republican in the House said Sunday that "action will be taken" against Rep. Steve King for comments the Iowa Republican made last week defending white nationalism and white supremacy.

"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". King has represented western Iowa in Congress since 2003.

King was a co-chair of Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign. 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, a Republican state senator, announced Wednesday that he plans to run against King in 2020.