House GOP leader vows action against King over racist remarks

14 January, 2019, 06:52 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Tim Scott

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made it clear that he will not tolerate racially charged comments from House Republicans.

3 Republican, said King's remarks were "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse". "And it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln".

King, who has a long history of incendiary remarks and associations with white supremacist groups, came under fire over comments he made to the New York Times in a recent interview.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published on Friday, Scott wrote that the GOP often struggles with "civility and fairness", and pointed to King's latest comments in which he asked when the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?" King told the newspaper.

"That sliver of country that truly is racist, that really is nativist has now taken a disproportionate role in the Republican Party, and the rest of them are afraid to say anything about it".

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.

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McCarthy said the language used by King "has no place in America" and added that he wouldn't allow such words to continue "to stand and have any role with us".

Republican Senator Tim Scott of SC slammed GOP "silence" about comments such as King's in a Washington Post opinion piece on Friday, which Scalise recommended that King read. "It's evil ideology. We all ought to stand up against it".

Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 2 House Republican, also stopped short of calling for specific punishments, and countered on ABC's "This Week" that Democrats hadn't policed bigotry in their own ranks - especially Antisemitism. In 2014, it was reported that in 2002 he addressed a conference backed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. He also told CNN, "I'd like to see an America that's just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same".

"It was stupid", Cruz said on NBC's "Meet The Press". "It was stupid. It was hurtful". Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday.

Before the November election, Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, the chairman of the House GOP's campaign arm, issued an extraordinary public denunciation of him, writing: "We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior".

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