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House Republicans Condemn Rep. Steve King For Comments on White Supremacy: ‘Abhorrent and Racist’

After Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) comments about white supremacy in the New York Times, some of his colleagues in the House of Representatives have publicly condemned him.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive,” King, who is a self-avowed nationalist, asked in his interview.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who is number three in House leadership, said King’s words were “abhorrent and racist” and don’t belong in the national conversation.

Other Republicans have similarly called him out:

After receiving heavy backlash from both sides of the aisle, King released a statement saying he rejected being labeled as a white supremacist.

“I want to make clear one thing abundantly clear; I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define,” he said. “Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systemic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives.”

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