Top Republican leader vows action against King over white supremacist remarks

Top Republican leader vows action against King over white supremacist remarks

He later said he is "simply a nationalist" and condemned "anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology" of white nationalism and white supremacy. "They believe there is some segment of the Republican Party that will abandon them if they actually do something about Steve King", Jennifer Rubin said while speaking with MSNBC's Joy Reid. For example, Scott mentioned that over the past two years, "Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some of our nation's most distressed communities to awesome job-creation statistics and low unemployment rates, there's no doubt that the future is brightening for many Americans".

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke out forcefully against Steve King's latest controversial comments in an interview on Sunday, promising that "action will be taken" against the Republican congressman from Iowa.

Speaking on CBS' "Face The Nation", McCarthy said he is scheduled to meet with King on Monday, where he will discuss King's future in the Republican Party.

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"Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism - it is because of our silence when things like this are said", the senator wrote. "It was stupid. It was hurtful. It was wrong. And he needs to stop it", Cruz said. I think all of us ought to be united, regardless of party, in saying, white supremacism, white nationalism, is hatred.

In his interview with the Times, King said he's OK with immigrants of various races legally entering the USA ― so long as American culture stays white and European. Steve King said in a New York Times article published Thursday. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) strongly rebuked King's comments and the congressman himself. State Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, announced this week he'd seek the Republican nomination, facing the nine-term King.

Cruz joined other members of his party Sunday morning in criticizing King's words. "I defend American civilization, which is an essential component of western civilization". "But the people who do know me know I wouldn't even have to make this statement because they know my life, they know my history, they know that I have lived in the same place since 1978".

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