Republicans slam Rep. Steve King for what they call racist remarks

Tim Scott, the GOP's Lone Black Senator, Takes His Party to Task for Tolerating Unhinged Racists

Tim Scott, the GOP's Lone Black Senator, Takes His Party to Task for Tolerating Unhinged Racists

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday told CBS' "Face The Nation" that he is meeting with King on Monday and that "action will be taken".

"Action will be taken", McCarthy stated, adding, "I'm having a serious conversation with congressman Steve King".

Instead of answering directly, Scalise referred to Republicans' statements denouncing King's comments, and said "many Democrats" - he did not name them - had "aligned themselves with anti-Semites" and "called on physical violence". "That is not the America I know and it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln", he added, cited by AP.

King, who has a long history of incendiary remarks and associations with white supremacist groups, came under fire over comments he made to the New York Times in a recent interview.

The long-serving representative claimed, additionally, that he is not a racist.

King also told CNN he had no concerns about whether or not the National Republican Congressional Committee would endorse him.

Still, when asked whether he would support King in the future, Cruz said only he would "urge everyone to stand for principles that matter".

On Saturday, the Congressional Black Caucus, condemning "racist statements" by King, is calling on Republicans to remove him from committee assignments.

Senator Tim Scott, a Republican representing SC, penned a thoughtful piece in The Washington Post on how some fellow Republicans like Steve King are damaging the party by spewing thoughts that lack basic fairness and civility yet wonder why the party is considered to be racist.

"I will not stand back as a leader of this party, believing in this nation that all are created equal, that that stands or continues to stand and has any role with us".

"I don't see Democrats condemning Democrats on their side who are doing this kind of thing and using this kind of language", he said, without offering a specific example. "There is no place for hate, for bigotry, or anybody who supports that ideology". It's an evil ideology. President Donald Trump was roundly criticized - including by Scott and other Republicans - for his failure to condemn white supremacists following a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one counter-protester dead. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Sen.

"What Steve King said was stupid". It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong.

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