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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:19 am

New York Times wrote:The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a resolution condemning white supremacy by a vote of 424-1, reflecting the anger in both parties over comments by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

The resolution begins by citing Mr. King’s remarks to The New York Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” It says that white supremacy and white nationalism are “contrary to the ideals of the United States of America,” and details the increase in racist hate crimes over recent years.

The resolution also cites recent deadly shootings by white supremacists in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, attacks that targeted black worshipers and Jewish congregants, respectively.

The one vote against was not actually cast by King, but rather by a Democrat.

He thought the resolution did not go far enough to condemn white supremacists.
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:24 am

Perhaps more important, the Republican caucus headed by Kevin McCarthy, Republican minority leader, stripped King of all of his committee assignments. King is ostracized. His own party is telling him that he no longer has a role to play in the House of Representatives.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:30 am

Why do they need a vote to condemn it? US House of Representatives overwhelmingly votes to condemn white supremacy 2190311264

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Post by Andy on Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:12 pm

Has anybody told the fat bewigged orange psychopath?

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Why do they need a vote to condemn it? US House of Representatives overwhelmingly votes to condemn white supremacy 2190311264


They do these symbolic votes all the time.  Today they may vote on whether cancer is a nice disease.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:15 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Why do they need a vote to condemn it? US House of Representatives overwhelmingly votes to condemn white supremacy 2190311264

Representative King is now effectively removed from government. He has been denied his committee assignments. He can no longer participate in government business: he has a job, but he has no rights or responsibilities. That is only one step removed from getting fired, effectively, from the House of Representatives.

It is now up to the voters of his state of Iowa. Either do without representation, or do without Representative King.

The Gazette wrote:Iowans question King's ability to continue in Congress

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U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is shown in December on Capitol Hill. The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn white nationalism and white supremacy, a measure prompted by comments by King. Having been stripped of his committee assignments Monday and facing further reproach, King went to the House floor Tuesday to say that he would support the resolution while continuing to protest that he had been misquoted in the New York Times article. (Reuters)
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/iowans-question-steve-kings-ability-to-continue-in-congress-20190115

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:44 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Why do they need a vote to condemn it? US House of Representatives overwhelmingly votes to condemn white supremacy 2190311264

"reflecting the anger in both parties over comments by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive."
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