Unwavering Steve King Torpedoes Critics, Republican Leadership

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Rep. Steve King is a strong conservative and supporter of President Trump from Iowa. For the past week, he has been in the eye of the leftist attack storm driven by the New York Times. Republican leadership is not buying King’s explanation and believe the NY Times. The left has tried to take King out in the past, but, in the end, Republicans might be the ones to do it.

Largest Newspaper in Iowa Calls on Steve King to Resign

The Sioux City Journal, the largest newspaper in Rep. Steve King’s district, called on the Iowa Republican to resign over his recent remarks regarding white supremacy and other controversial comments related to race. They also say that without any committee assignments, he cannot properly represent his district.

“It’s time for Steve King to go. He should resign his seat in the U.S. House. A new election should be held for voters in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District to choose a replacement,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial released on Tuesday night.

The editorial staff wrote that “whatever measure of influence or effectiveness King possessed in the House is, in our view, gone” after House Republicans voted to strip King of his committee assignments and members overwhelmingly voted to reject white supremacy in the wake of his comments.”

However, there is a lot of support for King in the district.

No, He Won’t Go

For the moment, Rep. Steve King says he will not resign. He blasted Republican leaders who have condemned him for allegedly making unacceptable remarks about white supremacy and white nationalism.

Appearing on a conservative radio show with Ed Martin on Tuesday, the nine-term Iowa Republican defended himself, blasting GOP leadership who removed him from his positions on the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees.

“McCarthy decided he’s going to believe The New York Times over Steve King, and that’s a fact,” King said.

Yeah, see, that’s the thing, why would these Republicans believe the NY Times? They either do believe the NYT or they want the firestorm to go away. With Democrats labeling them racists, it will greatly handicap them if he remains in Congress.

King blasted Liz Cheney for her remarks and said she should find a new line of work. He had plenty to say about McCarthy too.

Listen:

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” he reportedly asked in the New York Times interview. King said he was only referring to Western civilization and was thinking out load.

In an almost unanimous vote, the House passed a resolution Tuesday condemning white nationalism and white supremacy while Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and Bobby Rush of Illinois – both Democrats – introduced resolutions to censure King for the comments, The Hill reported.

King said he will “continue to point out the truth”, and represent Iowans in the 4th District with “vigor”.

As for his comments that are causing him all this grief, King told Martin he is “at peace” because his comments were misconstrued.

“I am at peace with my soul with this and I am confident that what I have done has been true and right and just and honest,” he said. “I’m very comfortable standing before God and answering for all of this.”

HE TWEETED A STATEMENT ABOUT KEVIN MCCARTHY’S RESPONSE

10 COMMENTS

  1. NY TIMES decided to ‘divy out’ the punctuations differently so they could torpedo King. He should take note of this example….

    NY TIMES text quotes:

    ““White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

    Now, same words with different ‘punctuations’:

    ““White nationalist. White supremacist. Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

  2. King’s comments might have been a little clumsy; however, that often is the nature of conversation. We usually straighten out misunderstandings in the back and forth, but McCarthy was just waiting for the opportunity to kiss the ring of the NYT and in the eyes of many only confirmed his political hack credentials.

  3. I say which is worse, some innocuous comments or, McConnell and wife’s ties to the Chinese shipping industry. We should have massive investigations into so many members of Congress becoming extremely “wealthy” while holding office in D.C. Both parties are much more interested in lining their own pockets than what may be beneficial to the public.

  4. Yes, rhinos are a huge part of the problem. They are scared to death of media attacks, and what they do not seem to comprehend is that msm is part of the leftist movement so will never, ever give conservatives a fair shake. So guys like McCarthy are constantly in punt and defense mode
    https://youtu.be/HzE-xBac4GU
    AC

  5. I will CONTINUE to believe Rep. King, and if anyone should be removed from a House position, it should be McCarthy for being so stupid and even hinting that he would believe ANYTHING coming from the nyt.

    This is a clear example of why McCarthy should NEVER have been the Republican leader in the House and exposes the RINOs in Congress for the liars they are.

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