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Pelosi to Speaker Ryan, GOP Leaders: Remove Rep. Steve King From Constitution Subcommittee Chairmanship Immediately

Mar 14, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement, calling on Speaker Ryan and Republican leaders to immediately remove Congressman Steve King from his position as Chair of the Constitution and Civil Justice Judiciary Subcommittee:

“When Republican Congressman Steve King made his latest disgusting and racist statements, I called on Speaker Ryan and the Republican leadership to immediately strip his Chairmanship of the Constitution Subcommittee.  Since then, Congressman Steve King has doubled down on his statements, so I am doubling down on mine.

“Steve King’s racist statements must be called out as unacceptable, and the tepid, brush-off response from the Speaker and the GOP leadership is disgraceful.  Perhaps the atmosphere engendered by having a white supremacist as White House Chief Strategist has blinded Republicans to the difference between right and wrong.  

“Where are Speaker Ryan and the GOP leadership?  Does their silence mean Congressman Steve King’s vile racism is acceptable?  House Republicans think they can keep quiet, but their contempt for the great diversity of our nation is being heard loud and clear.”

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