Tim Scott says Steve King's comments damage 'our nation as a whole'

Rep. Steve King Urged to Leave Congress

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Jeb Bush, a Republican, said Friday that members of the GOP leadership "must actively support" a primary challenger for the seat held by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, after King questioned why the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" were offensive. But we know that conservatives certainly care about which country immigrants come from, and despite there being more security concerns on the northern border, neither Trump nor his most anti-immigrant supporters like Steve King have ever advocated for a dumb wall between the USA and Canada.

"All I can say is that his view of white supremacy and mine are different", Graham told reporters outside the annual S.C. Citizens for Life dinner. "The new normal around here is to praise white nationalism as something that shouldn't be shunned".

King has served in Congress since 2003 and is an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration and multiculturalism.

"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?"

King did not dispute the quote, although he said it was taken out of context.

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King, who won re-election in 2018 by just over 3 points despite representing a district President Trump won by 27 points in 2016, took to the House floor Friday afternoon to lament the "freshman mistake" he made by granting the Times an interview.

"I reject those labels and the evil ideology they define", he said, reading from a statement he had released to the media Thursday.

Pelosi said Friday. "The new normal around here is to praise white supremacists and nationalism as something that shouldn't be shunned".

Scott then went on to slam the Republican Party for their silence when comments like King's are made.

Whether King finally gets censured is still to be determined, but even if Republicans are not willing to pull the trigger, King's fate is now in the hands of Democrats who have been looking to rebuke him for years. "It's evil ideology", Scalise said.

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Republicans widely condemned King's words this week, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney.

Chairman Jeff Kaufmann flatly rejected the idea of white supremacy, saying the term and what it stands for "is not of the spirit of the Republican Party or the spirit of this country". The Declaration of Independence states that 'all men are created equal.' That is a fact.

King has a long history of incendiary remarks on race and immigration throughout his time in Congress.

In 2017, he claimed diversity was not America's strength. "It's offensive to the Republican Party of Iowa".

Those looking for a significant primary challenge to King may find hope in Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra, who announced earlier this week that he is taking steps to run against the incumbent in the GOP primary next year.

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And Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, R, who backed King during the last campaign and appeared with him on the campaign trail, has said she will not endorse him this time, telling an NBC affiliate in Des Moines that "the last election was a wake-up call for it to be that close". King asked during a panel discussion.

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