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House GOP finally figures out Steve King (R-IA) is a huge racist, strips committee assignments

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1 month ago - Monday 1/14/19 - 8:39:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only took them 16 years! (CNN)

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been stripped of committee assignments following racist comments he made to The New York Times in a report published last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday.

McCarthy announced that the House Republican Steering Committee - - which oversees committee assignments - - met Monday night and made a decision that King "will not be serving on committees in this Congress."

Earlier Monday, a pair of the Senate's most high-profile Republicans on Monday sharply condemned King, the highest ranking GOP officials to publicly rebuke King after comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
1 month ago - Monday 1/14/19 - 11:44:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm kinda confused about why this time is different from all the other times?
is it because not only did they lose the house, but that he also barely won his district

it would be interesting to see this same situation play out in a timeline where his margin of victory was 20+ points like past elections
1 month ago - Tuesday 1/15/19 - 12:01:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, 100% that is the difference. He isn't as popular, so the GOP is punishing him instead of backing him up/doing fundraisers with him/happily accepting his endorsement.

Also, losing "ranking member" status on a committee is a lot less of a punishment than losing chairships, which is what would've happened if they'd done this when they had the majority.

The whole thing is so nakedly cynical it's disgusting.



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