Steve King denounces GOP leaders for stripping him of his committee assignments.

By |2019-01-15T06:25:55+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Some entitled white guy is not happy that he is finally being called out for his racism.

Courtesy of The Hill:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders’ move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a “political decision that ignores the truth.”

“[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth,” King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress.

King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice in the last Congress.

King said that his comments have been “completely mischaracterized.”

“When I used the word ‘THAT’ it was in reference ONLY to Western Civilization and NOT to any previously stated evil ideology ALL of which I have denounced,” King said. “My record as a vocal advocate for Western Civilization is nearly as full as my record in defense of Freedom of Speech.”

He added that he “ultimately” told McCarthy: “You have to do what you have to do and I will do what I have to do.”

Here is a tweet that contains King’s written statement.


I have read through this statement a number of times, but honestly, I don’t think that it really clarifies things in the way that the Congressman believes it does. 

Besides, as I pointed out in a previous post, Steve King has a long, and troubling history with making racist remarks so to argue that his words were taken out of context in this instance really does little to convince people that he is in fact not a racist. 

There is no doubt that Steve King is a racist, just like there is no doubt there exists a deep vein of racism which runs through the Republican party.

Period. 

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9 Comments

  1. Deni January 15, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Not all Republicans are racist, but most racists are Republicans.

    • JimShorts January 16, 2019 at 6:34 am

      I’m sorry. Explain to me again how you can support racists but not actually be one??

  2. The Beast January 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    “Hey Kevin McCarthy! Ted Cruz! Steve Scalise! How dare you suddenly start condemning the Nazi that is Steve King when you’ve been cheering him on for his entire embarrassing career! You are the KKK party. Own it muthafuckas! And one more thing…FUCK YOU!”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/actor-ron-perlman-causes-fox-news-freakout-saying-republicans-kkk-party/

  3. Whatevs January 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Nope, Deni and Grypen, these days anyone still remaining in the Republican party is a complicit enabler of racists. Go ahead, tell me what the practical difference is between that and a racist.

  4. Anonymous January 15, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Well isn’t that special, they should have censured him if they really are against his racism.

  5. Anonomose January 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Was Steve King the one turning on the gas in Auschwitz in a previous life?

    Asking for a friend.

  6. Anon January 16, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Who would elect a pos like this? WTF is wrong with some people in this country? The ignorance and hatefulness is outrageous. The dumbing of America by republikkkans is way too obvious. END all tax dollars going to charter schools. A national educational standard for all public and private schools mandatory!!!!

  7. Anon January 16, 2019 at 7:34 am

    OT-BET NOT?”“The Klan and its female affiliate, the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, recruited heavily from the nation’s white Protestant Prohibition organizations, promising militant action to ensure the law’s enforcement,”
    “Not surprisingly, the Klan targeted the drinking of those they identified as enemies of “100 percent Americanism” — Catholics, foreigners and African-Americans — and often gained a foothold in white Protestant evangelical communities with its promise to put bootleggers and moonshiners out of business.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/ban-alcohol-fueled-revival-ku-klux-klan/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_(term)

    ‘”It’s time for you and me to stop sitting in this country, letting some cracker senators, Northern crackers and Southern crackers, sit there in Washington, D.C., and come to a conclusion in their mind that you and I are supposed to have civil rights. There’s no white man going to tell me anything about my rights.”‘

  8. anon January 16, 2019 at 7:50 am

    “King attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, majoring in math and biology,
    but did not graduate. While in college, King received “2S” deferments in 1967, 1968, and 1969.”
    In Iowa 2009>” King commented that the justices “should resign from their position” and the state legislature
    “must also enact marriage license residency requirements so that Iowa does not become the gay marriage Mecca.”
    “King bought $80,000 of radio advertising across the state calling for Iowans to vote against their retention. None of the three was retained.”

    wikipedia

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