Young Israel: Gop Did the Right Thing by Rebuking Rep. Steve King for Racist Comments; Supports Calls for His Resignation

January 15, 2019

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today commended House Republican leaders for stripping Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments following troubling comments the Iowa Republican recently made in which he defended white supremacists. The NCYI also expressed support for Rep. Liz Cheney’s call for King’s resignation. Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, is the Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.

“Rep. King’s racist remarks are indefensible and have no place in our public discourse,” said NCYI President Farley Weiss. “By aligning himself with known anti-Semites, giving credence to neo-Nazis, and regularly denigrating minorities and immigrants, Rep. King has engaged in a shocking pattern of troubling behavior that underscores his racial intolerance. We are grateful that House Republican leaders did the right thing by publicly reprimanding Rep. King for his reprehensible remarks and depriving him of his committee assignments. Hate has no place in the House of Representatives, and bigotry has no place in a civilized society.”