The Republicans voted to strip Rep. Steve King of all his committee assignments over alleged racist comments he made in a phone interview with the NY Times. It doesn’t seem right that a man who has devoted himself to this country for decades can be destroyed over a phone interview with an untrustworthy news outlet.
Rep. King slammed the decision.
“[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth,” King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress.
King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice in the last Congress.
He will be censured as a “rabid racist”, possibly tomorrow, according to Rep. Bobby Rush. A lot of the information about censuring is coming from associates.
THIS IS KING’S STATEMENT
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 15, 2019