Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Tuesday voted in favor of a resolution condemning white supremacy and white nationalism. “I want to ask my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, let’s vote for this resolution,” King said on the House floor. “I’m putting up a yes on the board here because what you say here is right and is true and is just, and so is what I have stated here on the floor of the House.” The resolution, introduced by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), referenced King’s comments in an interview with The New York Times published last week. In the interview, King questioned how words like “white nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization” became offensive terms. The resolution overwhelmingly passed Tuesday in a 424-1 vote. The lone “no” vote was reportedly from Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) after he determined that the resolution didn’t “go far enough.” On Monday, King was removed from his Congressional committee assignments over his comments.
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