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Racist Congressman Steve King ‘Honors’ MLK With Fake Quote

The Iowa Republican praised the slain civil rights leader by citing a short quote often attributed to him.
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They Still Like Steve King Here

The Iowa congressman has been saying offensive things for years but many of his supporters don’t seem concerned.
Tags: News, Iowa, Republican Party, King, Des Moines Register, Steve King, J D, Primaries and Caucuses, Steven A, Scholten, Race and Ethnicity, Storm Lake (Iowa

GOP Rep: ‘Some Americans’ Think The GOP ‘Condones Racism’

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) wrote in an USA Today op-ed published Sunday that “some Americans” think the Republican Party “condones racism.” Hurd, the son of a black father and a white mother, wrote in the op-ed that “it is unfortunate that more than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the House of Representatives, a body that I have the honor of serving in, had to have a vote condemning white supremacy in response to the idiotic comments of one of our own.” Those “idiotic comments” ...
Tags: News, Gop, New York Times, Republican Party, Usa Today, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Steve King, Hurd, Matt Shuham, Will Hurd R TX, Bobby Rush D IL

It’s Time to Stop Religious Bigotry in Congress

Opinion Martin Luther King, Jr memorial monument in Washington, DC USA – -( As we take time to honor and remember the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. – whose efforts changed our nation for the better and helped end bigoted, exclusionary policies against African Americans – we should also remember his message applies to bias and bigotry in all its forms. In a 1963 speech at Western Michigan University, Reverend King said: “There are certain things in our nation...
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Why are Republicans just now rebuking Steve King’s racism? Readers sound off

From Steve King's comments to the government shutdown to helping caregivers, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why is the GOP just now rebuking Steve King’s racism?: Readers sound off

From Steve King's comments to the government shutdown to helping caregivers, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy comments

Republicans and Democrats are condemning King over his comments on white supremacy, but the congressman is using the backlash to raise campaign money.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
Tags: News, Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Steve King

King Strikes McCarthy, Cheney: What Gives Them ‘Moral Authority’ To Judge Me

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made his true feelings about the backlash over his comments about white supremacy known during an interview with a St. Louis radio station on Wednesday, pushing back against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) criticism of him. “(McCarthy) decided he’s going to to believe the New York Times over Steve King and that’s a fact and I will tell you, if there’s support out there for Liz Cheney– you can’t put her in the category of every be...
Tags: News, White House, House, New York Times, St Louis, Cheney, King, Mccarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Steve King, Steve King R IA, Liz Cheney, Nicole Lafond, McCarthy Cheney

The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzle

The lone lawmaker who prevented the House of Representatives from unanimously denouncing Rep. Steve King, due to worries that the measure didn't go far enough, saw his censure effort against the Iowa Republican fizzle on Wednesday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are "abhorrent," the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued.
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Efforts to censure Steve King won't get a vote in the House at this time

Two resolutions in the House to censure GOP Rep. Steve King over racist comments have been referred to the House ethics committee rather than getting a vote on the House floor Wednesday, despite pushback from some Democratic members.
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I don't care that the GOP has condemned Steve King

LZ Granderson says that even if US Rep. Steve King is removed from office, Iowa voters could easily replace him with someone equally as vile but significantly more cautious with his or her tongue.
Tags: US, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Steve King, Granderson

Why Journalists Are Debating Using 'Racist' To Describe Rep. Steve King's Quotes

In the fallout of Rep. Steve King's remarks to The New York Times, journalists have been struggling over whether or not to use the word "racist" to characterize his quote.
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A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led to his removal from various powerful committees in Congress this week. “I'm a western Iowa newspaper owner who has chronicled @SteveKingIA and his troubling remarks for 2 decades,” tweeted Bu...
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White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.
Tags: News, White House, Iowa, Sanders, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I don't care that GOP has condemned Steve King

LZ Granderson says that even if US Rep. Steve King is removed from office, Iowa voters could easily replace him with someone equally as vile but significantly more cautious with his or her tongue.
Tags: US, Cnn, Gop, Iowa, Steve King, Granderson

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Rep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. The latest salvo came as the Sioux City Journal, a conservative newspaper in Iowa’s Fourth District that had previously endorsed the Republican congressman, called on him to resign. “It's hard for us to summon words that will properly convey how repugnant we view that remark,” said the paper in response to Ki...
Tags: News, New York Times, Iowa, Sioux City Journal, Steve King, Fourth District

U.S. House, including Steve King, votes to condemn his racist statements

(Corrects name in paragraph 10 of this Jan. 15 story to Liz Cheney.) By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a resolution disapproving statements made by Representative Steve King that were roundly criticized as racist, and King himself voted in favor of it. King, a Republican who represents a conservative district in Iowa, gave a media interview earlier this month in which he questioned why "white supremacy" is conside...
Tags: News, Washington, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, King, Reuters, Steve King, Liz Cheney By Ginger Gibson

Iowa Columnist Sees One ‘Graceful’ Way Steve King Could Step Down

A political columnist for the Des Moines Register, the largest newspaper in Iowa, said Wednesday that she doesn’t expect Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to resign over the condemnation to his recent white supremacy comments. “My gut feeling is no, that he won’t resign,” Kathie Obradovich told CNN. “I wonder — one graceful way for him to exit would be for Trump to give him a job in his administration. And he might actually like that move. And if Donald Trump doesn’t want to throw him under the bus, may...
Tags: News, Cnn, House, New York Times, Iowa, Donald Trump, King, Trump, Des Moines Register, Steve King, Steve King R IA, Kathie Obradovich, David Taintor, Iowa Columnist Sees One Graceful Way

White House Says Rep. Steve King’s White Supremacy Remarks Were ‘Abhorrent’

When Trump was asked about the remarks on Monday, he said: 'I haven't been following it'
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Steve King, Onetime

White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was quoted last week by The New York Times as saying: “White […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, House, New York Times, Iowa, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Rep. King's Future Should Be Up To His Iowa Constituents, Rep. Curtis Says

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. John Curtis of Utah about how his party should deal with Rep. Steve King in light of his racially charged comments, and the status of the partial government shutdown.
Tags: Utah, News, Gop, David Greene, Steve King, John Curtis, Curtis Says

As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.
Tags: Elections, News, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Discrimination, King, Mccarthy, Mitch, Trump, McConnell, Steve King, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Steven A, Kevin (1965-

'Indefensible.' Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King

When Rep. Steve King wondered aloud when white supremacy became offensive, he crossed a line for many in the Republican Party.
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‘Indefensible.’ Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King

For anyone who has paid attention to Rep. Steve King’s career, it was hardly shocking that he would be quoted wondering when “white supremacy” became offensive. What happened next has been a bit of a surprise. After years of tolerating the Iowa Republican’s controversial comments on immigration and diversity, his fellow GOP lawmakers came out…
Tags: News, Congress, Immigration, Uncategorized, Gop, Iowa, Donald Trump, Steve King

The Latest: House approves measure rebuking Iowa Rep. King

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (all times local):
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Steve King’s Fall Offers Three Lessons for Conservatives

All of his fellow Republicans supported the action – he even voted for it himself, to show his remorse – and earlier this week, the party’s leaders stripped King of his committee assignments. Several GOP members are telling him to resign. In a statement a week following the original Times report, King denied that he meant this.
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Only lawmaker to vote against Steve King resolution: 'Not worth the paper that it was written on'

The lone member of the House of Representatives who voted against a resolution rejecting white supremacy and white nationalism following racist comments by Rep. Steve King said the resolution fell short and was "not worth the paper that it was written on."
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Republicans Rebuke Steve King but Face Vexing Question: Why Not Sooner?

In the wake of House Republicans stripping Mr. King of his committee assignments, many are asking how he survived unpunished for so long.
Tags: News, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, King, Grassley, Steve King, Charles E, United States Politics and Government, Steven A, Race and Ethnicity

Congress rebukes Steve King after white supremacy remarks - as it happened

The House voted to disapprove of white supremacy in response to remarks from the Iowa Republican Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 1.54am GMT Shutting down for today, thanks for following along! In case you’re just tuning in, here’s a Tuesday breakdown: 1.30am GMT It didn’t take long for the Republican National Committee to issue a takedown on the newly-announced 2020 candidacy of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Mere hours after she shared with Stephen Colbert that she was assembling an ...
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