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White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.



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Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy comments

Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy commentsRepublicans and Democrats are condemning King over his comments on white supremacy, but the congressman is using the backlash to raise campaign money.



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House Republicans move to reprimand King over white supremacy comments

House Republicans move to reprimand King over white supremacy commentsSenior Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives moved on Monday to strip congressman Steve King of his committee assignments after the Iowa Republican gave a media interview in which he questioned why white supremacy is considered offensive. The decision by the House Republican Steering Committee to remove King from his posts on the Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees must be ratified by the full caucus of House Republicans. The move comes as several House Democrats filed censure motions against King after he told the New York Times in an interview published last week: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive?” King, who has a history of making statements that critics have condemned as racist, said in a statement that his comments in the Times interview were “completely mischaracterized” and the committee’s decision was “a political decision that ignores the truth.” House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement that King’s remarks were “beneath the dignity” of the party and the country.



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Trump's Attorney General pick raises alarms with comments on probing Clinton foundation and uranium conspiracy

Trump's Attorney General pick raises alarms with comments on probing Clinton foundation and uranium conspiracyNew questions have been raised surrounding Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general and his views on investigating the Clinton Foundation and a uranium mining company. William Barr began two days of confirmation hearings on Tuesday to become the next head of the Justice Department, fielding questions from senators about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian impact on the 2016 election and other legal issues he would oversee if confirmed. The Republican — who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 — was confronted with comments he provided to the New York Times in 2017 during his first day of hearings, in which he suggested the Justice Department had more of a legal basis to investigate the Clinton Foundation and a longstanding conspiracy theory surrounding a uranium deal under Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state than it did probing Mr Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice.



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House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy Comments

House Votes to Disapprove Steve King's White Supremacy CommentsThe House voted 424-1 for the measure Tuesday, a day after King’s fellow Republicans stripped him of his committee assignments. “White supremacy and white nationalism are evils,” Clyburn of South Carolina said on the House floor ahead of the vote.



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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’The Kentucky Republican is the highest ranking Republican to condemn King’s rhetoric amid the latest controversy surrounding his racist or anti-immigrant comments. Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and King’s fellow Iowans Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley also have denounced King’s rhetoric.



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Turkey hails Pompeo comments over defence against 'terrorists'

Turkey hails Pompeo comments over defence against 'terrorists'Turkey on Saturday welcomed the latest statement made by Washington’s top diplomat over Ankara’s right to defend itself from “terrorists” after the US withdraws from Syria. “We find correct his statement about the removal of the elements that concern Turkey,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a speech in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. Cavusoglu spoke on the phone Saturday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in Abu Dhabi as part of a regional tour, and they discussed “the steps that need to be taken” in Syria, he said.



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Steve King: Democrats considering punishment for congressman over ‘white supremacy’ comments

Steve King: Democrats considering punishment for congressman over ‘white supremacy’ commentsSpeaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday left open the possibility of House action to punish Representative Steve King over his history of inflammatory remarks as the Iowa Republican’s recent defence of white nationalism created a firestorm. “We’ll see what we do about Steve King, but nonetheless nothing is shocking anymore, right?” Ms Pelosi, D-Calif, told reporters. Mr King, who won a ninth term in Congress in November, lamented in an interview with the New York Times that the term had become a pejorative one.



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The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire comments

The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire commentsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Trump's comments on California wildfires (all times local):



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The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire comments

The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire commentsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Trump's comments on California wildfires (all times local):



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