Rep. Steve King pulled from congressional committees for white supremacy remarks

    FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Iowa Representative Steve King is being pulled the three congressional committees he's assigned to, according to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

    The announcement was made Monday evening after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced King over his latest remarks on white supremacy, saying, "There is no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or the country for an ideology of racial supremacy of any kind."

    On Monday, King issued a statement:

    A statement from Representative Steve King after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to remove him from serving on committees.

    McConnell is the highest-ranking Republican to criticize King, R-Iowa, who lamented last week that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.

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