A panel of Republican leaders voted unanimously Monday to keep veteran Iowa lawmaker Steve King off House committees, a firm rebuke to an influential opponent of illegal immigration who sparked outrage last week after openly questioning whether the term “white supremacist” was offensive.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the decision by the Republican Steering Committee, which seats lawmakers on House committees, followed his own recommendation and was meant to send a message about the GOP at large.
“That is not the party of Lincoln,” he said of King’s comments. “It is definitely not American. All people are created equal in America, and we want to take a very strong stance about that.”
I suppose it’s understandable that they’d finally get around to doing something about this alleged human being. Up to now he’s been blocked out by all the dog whistles and downright air horns from the rest of their supremacists, including the guy they elected as president. And now that the Republicans in the House are in the minority, it doesn’t really matter what committees he’s on. And, after all, he’s only been doing this shtick for the last eighteen years or so.