GOP LEADER VOWS AC­TION AGAINST KING OVER RACE RE­MARKS

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Wash­ing­ton — The House Repub­li­can leader said Sun­day he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to dis­cuss King’s fu­ture and role in the party and promised ac­tion fol­low­ing the Iowa con­gress­man’s re­cent com­ments in de­fense of white supremacy. “That lan­guage has no place in Amer­ica. That is not the Amer­ica I know and it’s most def­i­nitely not the party of Lin­coln,” said House Mi­nor­ity Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “Ac­tion will be taken. I’m hav­ing a se­ri­ous con­ver­sa­tion with con­gress­man Steve King.” King was quoted in The New York Times last week as say­ing, “White na­tion­al­ist, white su­prem­a­cist, Western civ­i­liza­tion — how did that lan­guage be­come of­fen­sive?” King has in­sisted he is an ad­vo­cate for “Western civ­i­liza­tion,” not white supremacy or white na­tion­al­ism.

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