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Top Republican promises that 'action will be taken' after Rep. Steve King asks why white supremacy has 'become offensive'

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Several top Republicans have condemned Iowa Rep. Steve King's latest inflammatory comments about race.
In an interview with the New York Times published last week, King asked why terms like white supremacy and white nationalism had "become offensive."
In a promise for a strong response to the comments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised that "action will be taken" to reevaluate the congressman's place in the Republican party.
Several top Republicans have condemned recent comments from Iowa Rep. Steve King in which he asked why terms like white supremacy and white nationalism had...
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Steve Scalise: How can you ask us to discipline Steve King when Democrats are so rude?

Steve Scalise: How can you ask us to discipline Steve King when Democrats are so rude?

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Is there a moral difference between calling the president a rude name and saying there's nothing wrong with white supremacy? According to Minority Whip Steve Scalise , the sins are about the same.
Appearing on ABC's This Week , Scalise dismissed calls for a formal sanction of Rep. Steve King over recent comments in which he asserted there is nothing offensive in the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist.”
Scalise drew a parallel between the abhorrent remarks made by King - which even drew calls for censure from a few members of his own Republican party - and language and actions...
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House GOP Leader to Meet With Rep. Steve King About ‘White Supremacist' Remarks

House GOP Leader to Meet With Rep. Steve King About ‘White Supremacist' Remarks

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The top House Republican says he and Rep. Steve King will discuss King's future in the party following the Iowa congressman's remarks in defense of white supremacy.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells CBS' “Face the Nation” he intends to have a “serious conversation” with King on Monday.
The California Republican says King's “language has no place in America.”
The New York Times recently quoted King saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?”
Recently re-elected to a ninth term, King has since insisted he is an...
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House GOP leader vows action against King over race remarks

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WASHINGTON - The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defence of white supremacy.
“That language has no place in America. That is not the America I know and it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., referring to President Abraham Lincoln. “Action will be taken. I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King.”
King was quoted in The New York Times last week...
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House GOP leader to meet with King over race remarks

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WASHINGTON - The top House Republican says he and Rep. Steve King will discuss King's future in the party following the Iowa congressman's remarks in defense of white supremacy.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells CBS' "Face the Nation" he intends to have a "serious conversation" with King on Monday.
The California Republican says King's "language has no place in America."
The New York Times recently quoted King saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?"
Recently re-elected to a ninth term, King has since insisted...
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Cruz: 'What Steve King said was stupid'

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Sen. Ted Cruz hit Rep. Steve King on Sunday morning over the Iowa congressman's recent remarks on white supremacy, adding that lawmakers need to unite on these issues “regardless of party.” King - who served as Cruz's national co-chair during his 2016 campaign for president - has been criticized repeatedly for his recent public commentary on white nationalism and white supremacy, wherein he questioned how and why those phrases became so offensive. “What Steve King said was stupid,” Cruz told Chuck Todd on NBC's “Meet the Press.” “It was stupid. It was hurtful. It was wrong and he needs to...
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Report: Rep. Tlaib's Profanity Received 5 Times More Coverage Than Rep. King's White Supremacy Remarks

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According to one study by liberal media watchdog Media Matters, Rep. Rashida Tlaib's profane vow to impeach the President received five times more coverage on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC than Rep. Steve King's controversial remarks about white supremacy.
In the day after Rep. Tlaib said to supporters that “we're gonna go in and impeach the motherf--,” referring to President Trump, the three cable news networks devoted over two and a half hours to the topic. In a similar period following the publication of Rep. Steve King's comments questioning how the phrase ‘white supremacist' could be...
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