Republican leadership has removed Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) from committees following his comments that were included in a New York Times article last week.
King was quoted in the piece as saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
After the decision late Monday was made by Republican House leaders to remove King from the committees he sits on, King released this statement to the media.
“Leader McCarthy’s decision to remove me from the committees is a political decision that ignores the truth,” said King. “Ultimately, I told him ‘You have to do what you have to do and I will do what I have to do.’ I will continue to point out the truth and work with all the vigor that I have to represent 4th District Iowans for at least the next two years.”
King’s comments about white nationalism have been called out by top Republicans in the past few days, including senior Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and others.