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.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 15, 2019
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.