Republicans swoop in to do damage control, stripping Rep. Steve King of House committee assignments after ‘white supremacy’ remark

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Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was stripped from his committee assignments on Monday night after his controversial remarks on white supremacy drew backlash from lawmakers in both parties. King’s comments, published in a New York Times report on Thursday drew swift backlash after he questioned why “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were considered controversial. Following his removal from the committee assignments, King described the move as a “a political decision that ignores the truth.” King disputed The Times’ reporting, which he called “completely mischaracterized.”

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was stripped from his committee assignments on Monday night after his controversial remarks on whether white supremacy was offensive drew backlash from lawmakers in both parties.

King, who was on the Agriculture and Judiciary committees, was removed from the positions by the Republican Steering Committee, the congressional group that assigns lawmakers their committee roles, Republican officials said to The New York Times.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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