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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:23 AM

The Daily 202: 'The last election was a wake-up call.' Why GOP leaders are turning on Steve King.


By James Hohmann
January 11 at 9:52 AM

THE BIG IDEA: The top three Republicans in House leadership each rebuked Rep. Steve King on Thursday after the Iowa Republican wondered aloud how the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became “offensive” during an interview with the New York Times.

“Steve’s language is reckless, wrong and has no place in our society,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said. “Everything about white supremacy and white nationalism goes against who we are as a nation.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said it was “offensive to try to legitimize those terms.” He credited King for issuing a statement after the story published that said, “I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define.”

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who just became No. 3 in GOP leadership by winning the race for conference chair, tweeted: “These comments are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse.”

“Both McCarthy and Scalise were silent in October when asked for comment on incendiary remarks King had made then,” Felicia Sonmez notes. “At the time, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), then the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, was the only member of House GOP leadership to rebuke King.”

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DonViejo Jan 11 OP
SWBTATTReg Jan 11 #1
dalton99a Jan 11 #2
dlk Jan 11 #3
2naSalit Jan 11 #4
BannonsLiver Jan 11 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 11 #6
TlalocW Jan 11 #7
msongs Jan 11 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. Of course now they say something...they (repugs) realized that bigots and racists aren't...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:31 AM

2. "Both McCarthy and Scalise were silent in October when asked for comment"

Cowards and traitors

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. The "R" Has Long Stood for Racism, However, Times and Demographics are Changing

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:38 AM

4. Half-hearted attampts to blow off the stench...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:40 AM

5. I bet he wins again in 2020

Have heard shit about King’s Imminent demise for years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:41 AM

6. Blue Wave-itis is setting in

Hey Repug Senators, better talk to Mitch. This shutdown will not be forgotten by 2020 even if you dispel some of the stench of your racism.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:18 PM

7. Damn it, Steve..

We keep our racism somewhat hidden. Have you not gone through the list of dog-whistle terms we give you EVERY year? What? No! You can't wear a hood out on the House floor! Are you nuts? Yes, it is nice, but no, you can't wear it!

TlalocW

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:02 PM

8. king says in public what they all believe in private so they are embarassed nt

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