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Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”


This news story was published on January 14, 2019.
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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for his pattern of racist and xenophobic statements:

“Steve King’s pattern of despicable comments harken back to the dark days of American history where his rabid, racist remarks would have been acceptable to a significant portion of our nation.  This must come to a screeching halt right now.  The U.S. Congress cannot be a platform for Steve King and those of his ilk.  From Charleston to Charlottesville to Chicago to California, there is no home for this behavior, especially the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

“He has become too comfortable with proudly insulting, disrespecting, and denigrating people of color.  As with any animal that is rabid, Steve King should be set aside and isolated.  His rabid racism continues to stain and embarrass this body and the years of deliberate silence from Republicans have only emboldened his ignorant and immoral behavior and empowered those who emulate him.

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“Republicans, in the interest of political expediency, sought his endorsement, ignored his racist remarks, and continued to elevate him to positions of influence.  Only now that his behavior is well known to those outside the beltway and tainted him politically, do they vigorously denounce him.  Knowing this, no reasonable person should take their tweets, statements, and op-eds seriously.  I call on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to withhold from Steve King the privilege of serving on any committee until he apologizes for his racism.

“My resolution to censure Representative King sends a clear message to the American people — this Congress will not turn a blind eye to his repugnant and racist behavior.  Anything short of censure would be shallow.

Text of resolution subject to change:

Rush Responds to Steve King… by on Scribd

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28 Responses to Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Looking past Steve King’s rhetoric, see a do-nothing politician.

    If Rep. King’s words don’t bother you, how about his terrible legislative record?
    “King has the longest tenure in the U.S. House among his current colleagues from Iowa, yet somehow has passed fewer bills than each of the others.
    During nearly 16 years in Congress, only one of King’s bills has become law – a resolution to rename a post office, passed during King’s first year.”

    The record is clear: King is a worthless lawmaker.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 10:37 am

    As the KING said : THE TRUTH SOMETMES HURTS –

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks to the Democrats every other minority has its identity politic pimping representatives who are in it to cut out preferential treatment for their own race, Rush being a prime example himself. It’s about time the white minority realize that democracy as we’ve come to know it belongs on the garbage pile of history, and that we too need to abandon principles and ideals, and just vote for the guy who will protect our special interest because he, like us, are white. This is what balcanized multi ethnical “democracy” works like. Welcome to the third world.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 6:12 am

      And BTW, nobody, NOBODY wants it this way, but you’re telling the exact truth.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        you bet we didn’t want it this way.

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    Expel King Now Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Expel King from Congress

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Was that King who said MAGA MAGA MAGA !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Screw you and the ACLU – Antifia –

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    He should mind his own business…..

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    Kraig Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 7:27 am

    So, free speech is only allowed if approved by the colored caucus

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 8:04 am

      No, free speech is allowed for everyone. However, dumbass free speech is going to get the speaker in trouble. And, like you, King is a dumbass racist.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 4:38 am

        Look up Bobby Rush and drink from the fountain of knowledge. He’s the racist racist racist! Put in a different tape, for crying out loud!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Colored? KKK much?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

        Trigger much? Waaa, I am so offended.

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    retread Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2019 at 6:49 am

    There is a black caucus, Hispanic caucus, but having a white caucus is racist!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Says Bobby Rush, a former black panther. He also said; “Black people have been on the defensive for all these years. The trend now is not to wait to be attacked. We advocate offensive violence against the power structure”.
    But not a word about Louis Farrakhan.
    I’ll hang on every word Bobby says. Yes sir!
    What are the bat sh@! crazy LIBS going to do once one of their resident racists and role model is no longer a representative? He will probably run for president.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 3:09 am

      Exactly. Why in the F*** would anyone in their right mind listen to a Black activist, race-baiting parasite (Bobby Rush) from the failed state of Illinois? His entire program is based on “It’s Whitey’s fault” and “What can Whitey do for me?” Don’t believe me, people? Look him up. Do some research on Bobby Rush’s pedigree.

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    What are the bat sh@! crazy cons do once their resident racist and role model is no longer a representative? He will probably run for governor.

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      Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 3:54 am

      I see, attack the messenger, not the message?

      Any reasonable person can see that Mr. King’s messages are filled with prejudice and disdain for anyone that is not of his ilk. And reasonable people feel that Mr. King’s comments were inappropriate, coming from a member of Congress.

      So one has to draw the conclusion, that if his constituents seemingly approve Mr. Kings obvious prejudicial views, they are just like the Congressman in their own beliefs and behaviors.

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        anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2019 at 8:02 am

        I am personally extremely happy that some Republicans are finally expressing what the majority of people feel about King’s overt racism. It is about time. Now, when will they say the same about trump?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2019 at 8:11 am

          Did you even read what was really said in the conversation? Or did you just pile on like the rest of the idiots.

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            Anonymous

            January 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm

            Yes, I did read it. Unlike you, I understood it.

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            Anonymous

            January 15, 2019 at 5:27 pm

            She has an unmistakable air of superiority in the post. Probably an ex teacher.

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            Anonymous

            January 16, 2019 at 4:43 am

            I beg to differ..you piled right on with your ‘racist’ charge. But, of course, that’s just the lazy, easy way game-changer isn’t it?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Bullshit

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    Dump King Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    King IS a Racist and an Idiot and he gives Iowa a bad name! Or as Trump said “Who? I don’t know anything about it?”

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    Remove Steve King - NO PLACE FOR IGNORANCE Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Steve King needs to be removed from Congress BY CONGRESS AND THE PEOPLE. MOVE TO REMOVE STEVE KING NOW.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2019 at 12:19 am

      NO PLACE FOR IGNORANCE, so you want to get rid of all those that support political party line, on both sides, then get non politicians in to do whats right for the country?