Congressman Steve King has been stripped of all of his committee assignments by the House Republican Steering Committee.
NEW: Iowa GOP Rep @SteveKingIA has been removed from all committee assignments by GOP Steering Committee per member on committee. He will be on Republican without committees assignment.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) January 15, 2019
NEWS: McCarthy says steering committee unanimously decided not to seat Steve King on any committee following his latest remarks.
— Lissandra Villa (@LissandraVilla) January 15, 2019
King, per the New York Times, was seated on the House Judiciary and Agriculture Committees.
The disciplinary measure comes as a number of Republicans––including Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy––have publicly denounced his recent comments asking when the phrases “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became so offensive.
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