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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

  • Stops Short of Asking Iowa Representative King to Resign
  • Romney calls on Iowa Republican to ‘step aside’ after remarks
Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced Representative Steve King’s comments on white supremacy, raising pressure on GOP leaders in the House to take action to punish him.

McConnell said Monday that the Iowa Republican’s remarks are “unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position,” and that “If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.”