The Representative from Iowa is feeling the heat this week from Democrats and Republicans both condemning him for the comments he made.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization, how did that language become offensive?” King continued, “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?.”
Should Steve King resign?
Sen. Mitt Romney from Utah was the first Republican to call for Rep. Steve King to resign from congress.
“Steve King’s comments are reprehensible. They have no place in polite society, certainly no place in the Republican Party, and they should have no place in the United States Congress. He ought to resign and move on,” Romey said to Frank Thorp.
“That language has no place in America,” Republican House leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said on “Face the nation.”
“I will not stand back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation that all are created equal, that that stands or continues to stand and have any role with us,” the Republican house leader said. McCarthy still has not said what action he will take towards Steve King.
“What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid. It was hurtful. It was wrong,” said Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on “Meet The Press.”
Cruz also declined to say if he would support Steve King in the future.
What about The President?
“I haven’t been following it.” President Trump said when he was asked about King’s white supremacist comments. Many people in the media like CNN’s White House Correspondent Abby D. Phillip didn’t fall for that excuse.
Trump has bragged about raising more money for Steve King than anyone else, so it’s hard to believe that he would not be following this story on network news.
This isn’t the first time Trump ignored racist comments by his supporters. Back in 2016 Donald Trump also said he doesn’t know who David Duke is.
CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny is reporting that The House Steering Committee has voted to Remove Steve King from his committee assignments.
Rep. Steve King statement after being removed from committee assignments.