Republican leaders in the United States House moved Monday to remove Congressman Steve King from all of his committee assignments due to the controversial statements published by the New York Times.
According to reports, House Minority Leader Keven McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters King would not receive any committee assignments for the new Congress.
It is expected that House Democrats will put a resolution introduced by Majority Whip James Clyburn on the floor for a vote on Tuesday to formally disapprove of King’s words.
House Democrats unveiled resolutions on Monday to censure Congressman King.
Congressman King put out a statement regarding Rep. McCarthy’s decision to remove him from committee assignments.
“Leader McCarthy’s decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth,” King said. “The truth is as follows: One of my quotes in a New York Times story has been completely mischaracterized.”
King went on to repeat much of what he said late last week on the floor of the U.S. House.
“Ultimately, I told him ‘you have to do what you have to do and I will do what I have to do,'” King said. “I will continue to point out the truth and work with all the vigor that I have to represent Fourth District Iowans for at least the next two years.”