GOP members ready to take action against Steve King

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday told CBS' "Face The Nation" that he is meeting with King on Monday and that "action will be taken".

McCarthy's vow to "take action" comes a day after the Congressional Black Caucus released a statement calling on House Republicans to remove King from committee assignments.

3 Republican, said King's remarks were "abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse".

He continued, "That is not the America I know, and it is most definitely not the party of Lincoln".

King has faced criticism after he told The New York Times that he thought it was wrong white nationalism and white supremacy were considered offensive.

Backlash was instantaneous and severe, as lawmakers from both sides of the fence joined together in condemning King's racist allusion.

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King has insisted he is an advocate for "Western civilization", not white supremacy or white nationalism.

The long-serving representative claimed, additionally, that he is not a racist. "Instead, they must actually condemn Mr. King by removing him from his committee assignments so that he can no longer affect policies that impact the very people he has made it clear he disdains".

In his interview with the Times, King said he's OK with immigrants of various races legally entering the us ― so long as American culture stays white and European.

"Action will be taken", he said. "I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party". "Further, I condemn anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology which saw in its ultimate expression the systematic murder of 6 million innocent Jewish lives", he said. It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong.

"Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism - it is because of our silence when things like this are said", the senator wrote. King asked. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?" Tim Scott (R-S.C.) strongly rebuked King's comments and the congressman himself.

King serves on the Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary committees, and chairs Judiciary's subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. It was the latest in a history of inflammatory comments by King, and one that has him in hot water with his party.

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