Republican Leaders Put Racist Rep on Blast

Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) on Thursday denounced fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) after he questioned if terms such as “white supremacist” were offense, calling King’s remarks “abhorrent” and “racist.”

“These comments are abhorrent and racist and should have no place in our national discourse,” Cheney, the House GOP conference chairwoman, tweeted shortly after King’s remarks surfaced.

King, who has served in the House since 2003, wondered why terms like “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” were considered offensive in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

Read more at The Hill.