Mitch McConnell becomes highest ranking Republican to condemn Rep. Steve King’s remarks about white supremacy.

By |2019-01-14T16:08:17-08:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

I guess Steve King finally went too far. As if he has not been going too far for years.

Courtesy of CNN:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest-ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.

“There is no place in the Republican Party, the Congress or the country for an ideology of racial supremacy of any kind,” McConnell said in a statement released from his office. “I have no tolerance for such positions and those who espouse these views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms. Rep. King’s statements are unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position.”
McConnell added, “If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.”

Whoa! Did Mitch just suggest that a fellow Republican should get the hell out of politics?

For those who missed the most recent episode of “Your racist Uncle said something racist,” here is what King said that got him into so much hot water:

In an interview with the Times in a story published last week, King asked, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

Yeah, how did all of that become so offensive?

On another topic when did rape become a bad thing?

McConnell’s condemnation follows those of fellow Republicans Mitt Romney, Sen. Tim Scott, Liz Cheney, and a few others. 

Thus far Donald Trump is too busy tweeting racist things to weigh in. 

Here’s the thing though.

Steve King has been saying shit like this, and much worse, for quite some time now and nobody in the GOP seemed to bat an eye. 

So what’s changed?

And is there any way to make sure it stays changed? 

Update: King has now been stripped of his committee assignments. (Link.)

I think it is distinctly possible he might be ejected from the House altogether. 

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    What? The racist part woke up a bit? Now, if they could just wake the up before its too late and call out the racist, misogynestic, treasonous butthole in the white house.

  2. Anonymous January 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    They could censure him if they were really so offended ..doubt they have the spine to do it.

  3. Anonymous January 14, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I’m an Iowan. It’s about damned time King gets the negative attention he deserves. He’s been saying shit like this for years and getting away with it.

  4. Anon January 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    So Mitch finally realized that outright, vocal racists, may hurt the Republican position going forward?

    • Anonymous January 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Aw c’mon, Anon, Yertle has been that way all along, he said enough inre President Obama.
      You just sit back and watch it…he’s trying to save his sorry ass.

  5. puck January 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    strictly political. i’m sure all the time President Obama was in office the “n” word went flying all the time-and still is behind closed doors. it will take a very long time to pull that crap out of this country.

  6. HW January 14, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Trump tried to act like he wasn’t aware of the King story. He’s such a mendacious liar. There isn’t a Republican in Congress today who isn’t a racist, misogynist, crooked piece of shit. The last decent Republican was Dwight Eisenhower.

    • Beaglemom January 15, 2019 at 4:18 am

      You are absolutely right. Racism is at the heart of the GOP. This is a tactic to try to make up for the complicity of the GOP in Congress with Trump’s treasonous rise to the White House and his treasonous tenure there. McConnell and the rest of those nasty Republicans thwarted President Obama from his first day in office because he was of mixed race and was a Democrat, but especially because of his race. I wish the media would understand what’s going on and report it. The GOP is offering up repulsive Steve King (whom they liked until a few weeks ago) to save Don the Con and their beloved special interests.

  7. anon January 14, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Pot calling the kettle black, Mitch.
    RELIGIOUS SUPERIORITY is where you and your party’s SYSTEMIC racism comes from.

    “Believe” what you want. THERE IS NO SAVIOR SAVING THE CHOSEN. Your brain got stuck. So your brain is the problem. “God” isn’t a problem – anywhere on earth no matter the god or gods or Not gods – its the ABSOLUTE LITERALIZATION that is the error.

  8. White Rabbit January 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    What changed? They want to change the subject from shutting down the government, endangering airline passengers, stopping crop reports, ending FDA approval of breakthrough drugs – and on and on. Wouldn’t you want to change the subject? No one is better at it than Republicans. King didn’t say a single thing worse than he’s been saying for years. They’d much rather sttack this pathetic weasel than their leader Trump, the man who day by day destroys our country.

  9. American Greatness January 15, 2019 at 7:07 am

    “Just as Trump faces the strongest headwinds of his presidency, individuals and institutions to sustain a Trumpian worldview finally seem to be emerging,” Lewis explained. “In some cases, this infrastructure is overtaking and/or replacing conservative intellectuals who were critical of Trumpism.’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/right-wingers-plan-plan-keep-america-first-trumpism-alive-long-gone/

  10. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    So what? He still gets to vote. I don’t see any Republicans forcing King to resign like Gillibrand and Harris did to Al Franken. Yeah, I still remember and I’ll still never vote for either one of them.

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