House GOP leader to meet with King over race remarks

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Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promises to take action against Iowa Rep. Steve King, following his comments about white supremacy.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" he said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday condemned Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) racist remarks in The New York Times last week, but refused to say he wouldn't support the openly racist lawmaker in the future. "I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party".

"We're not asking the Democrats to do something they haven't done before".

Asked to elaborate on what repercussions King may face, McCarthy simply responded that "a number of things" would occur.

McCarthy said the language used by King "has no place in America" and added that he wouldn't allow such words to continue "to stand and have any role with us".

And the Congressional Black Caucus was not the only entity to come out against King on Saturday. President Donald Trump was roundly criticized - including by Scott and other Republicans - for his failure to condemn white supremacists following a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one counter-protester dead. Joni Ernst tweeted a statement condemning King.

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"I didn't know who all of these groups were and I detest any kind of hate group", he told the Times-Picayune newspaper then.

King has insisted he is an advocate for "Western civilization", not white supremacy or white nationalism.

King has been assigned to agriculture, small business and judiciary committees, according to his House website.

"We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we can not let these intolerant and hateful views hold us back. We can not continue down this path if we want to continue to be a great nation", she wrote Saturday morning.

On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested the chamber will take some punitive action against King. "Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives", he said.

Just ahead of last year's midterm elections, the chairman of the House GOP's campaign arm issued an extraordinary public denunciation of him. Randy Feenstra announced he will challenge King in the Republican primary.

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