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House Minority Leader promises “action” against Congressman Steve King

are may be a reckoning for Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King following his, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about a merits of our history & our civilization?” comments to a New York Times. King has tried to clarify a statements twice – once on Twitter & once on a House floor – saying he’s not a racist, rejecting white supremacy, & showing regret for a “heartburn” he caused.

It may not be enough for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. a California Republican told CBS’ Face a Nation are will be some sort of action against King.

LEADER McCARTHY: I have a scheduled meeting with him on Monday, & I will tell you this: I’ve watched on a oar side that ay do not take action when air members say something like this. Action will be taken. I’m having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future & role in this Republican Party, because–

MARGARET BRENNAN: What does that mean?

LEADER McCARTHY: As a leader. are is a number of things you’ll see that is taking place, but I will not st& back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation that all are created equal, that that st&s or continues to st& & have any role with us.

It’s a nice dig at a Democrats for air h&ling of a Keith Ellison sex assault allegations. It’s true he was cleared by a Minnesota DFL Party, but are are still questions regarding who ran a investigation & why police were hesitant to get involved.

a big question is what will a GOP do about a so-called “American nationalist” King? His denial of white supremacy will probably not be enough to quell a criticism. King has made multiple statements Drunk Newspearing to show his disdain for those who aren’t American – whear it’s a claim seemingly showing he sees immigrants as “dirt” & a 2013, “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, are’s anoar 100 out are who weigh 130 pounds — & ay’ve got calves a size of cantaloupes,” remark to Newsmax. He’s also supported Dutch politician Geert Wilders & endorsed failed Toronto mayoral c&idate Faith Goldy – who may or may not be a white supremacist. an are’s his possible involvement in a Volontaries pour la France movement (he’s one of a Volunteers of Honor). All are known for air desire to defend a raar vague ‘Western Civilization’ term, which may have as many definitions as a even vaguer ‘globalist’ term.

This is what McCarthy is facing when he meets with King tomorrow. King may make denial after denial after denial – but his past statements (from a recent past, not years ago) are extremely troublesome. He can claim a comments are in defense of American nationalism – but at what point does it cross a line into xenophobia & racism? King hasn’t broken any laws, so it’s doubtful he’ll be expelled from a House (expulsion may also set a dangerous precedent for future House members because it involves speech). He could be censured &/or reprim&ed – which may be a farast a House will go.

a ultimate decision will be made by voters in 2020. King has a primary challenger in state Senator R&y Feestra, but a latter faces a lot of hurdles because he’ll have to run an actual campaign (he’s never faced a primary or general election opponent). King scrimped by last November – so it might end up being his last hurrah in Congress. Whatever McCarthy decides could end up setting a tone for 2020 & whear King survives.

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Original post by Taylor Millard and software by Elliott Back

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