The following is a resolution issued by the Fourth District’s executive committee:

Whereas most of the members of the Fourth District Executive Committee have met with Congressman Steve King on many occasions each year and have known him personally for many years;

Whereas the members of the District Executive Committee have never, in all of those years, heard Congressman King utter any phrase stating or which might imply white supremacy or support for white nationalism in any way, shape or form;

Whereas, in the 2018 elections, Congressman Steve King was the only Iowa Republican to be re-elected to the United States House of Representatives;

Be it resolved that the Fourth District Executive Committee:

  • Rejects the allegations made by the New York Times in January 2019;
  • Fully support our Fourth District Congressman, Steve King, to represent us and carry out his duly elected term;
  • Fully support Congressman King’s long held conservative values which include fighting for the traditional family and protecting the lives of the innocent unborn;
  • Shall pen a letter to Representatives McCarthy and Scalise imploring the return of Congressman King to his committee assignments.

Jeff King, the campaign chair for King for Congress, issued the following statement:

“The unanimous support from the Fourth District Executive Committee shows Republicans in all 39 counties understand that Congressman King was railroaded over a phony New York Times hit piece. Passage of this resolution proves correct what Congressman King has always said: people throughout the Fourth District know him personally, and they know the picture his opportunistic political opponents in the establishment are painting of him bears no resemblance to reality. This resolution shows both that Fourth District Republicans understand the importance of having Congressman King’s important pro-life and pro-family voice in Washington, and that they expect more from GOP House leadership than blind acceptance of the New York Times’ misquote.”