HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Amid his racist remarks GOP Rep. voted against himselfSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said that King’s comments are “unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position.”
Washington D.C.- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, faced a tough vote in the House on Tuesday, amid his racist remarks in an interview published by The New York Times last weekend. "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?", said King in the interview.
The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution disapproving his remarks, and King was among the representatives who voted in favor. Only one representative voted against it, and it was a Democrat who favored a formal censure, which is a tougher punishment.
The vote went 424 in favor and 1 against it. It was passed a day after King was stripped from his committee assignments, by his fellow Republicans in the House.
“The House of Representatives once again rejects White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.", says the resolution, introduced by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.
"White supremacy and white nationalism are evils," said Clyburn. "We have reached a tipping point. This body must speak out against this evil."
Former presidential candidate and United States Senator from Utah Mitt Romney, called on King to resign his seat. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said that King’s comments are “unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position.”
Now is the time to do right.— James E. Clyburn (@WhipClyburn) 15 de enero de 2019
We have reached a tipping point. Racial divisiveness is a fault line that is ripping our nation apart. This body must speak out against this evil.
The time has come to condemn those of ill will and say they have no part in our great nation.