As Twitchy reported back in January, House Republicans stripped Iowa Rep. Steve King of all committee assignments after he made some Ilhan Omar-level comments excusing and defending white supremacy and white nationalism.
But in a scoop published Monday, POLITICO reports that some House Republicans are pushing to get King his committee assignments back.
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 3, 2019
So how many is “some”? POLITICO doesn’t even specify but does say that the “cadre of hard-line conservatives” failed to secure the backing of 25 lawmakers required to raise the issue with the Republican Steering Committee.
So, in essence, practically no one in the GOP is pushing for King to be reassigned and a tiny effort has failed miserably.
"A couple of Republicans are asking to get Steve King his seats back."
"What's leadership saying?"
"So what's the story? They're not giving him the seats back."
"I got nothing."
"Print it." https://t.co/C5hrmlw88a
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 3, 2019
This is a really bad idea. But only one Congressman is named in the article so it can’t be much of a movement to save King.
— Thomas Galvin (@ThomasGalvin) June 3, 2019
Thats some lede ? #journalism
— Kid in the Hall™️ (@Eradicator_NYC) June 3, 2019
I wanted to tweet "but why" but the first line of this article is literally "GOP leaders are not going to let this happen." https://t.co/TmBieCrhfG
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) June 3, 2019
"Republican leaders have made clear that they have no plans to reverse course after stripping King of his committee assignments for defending white supremacy and white nationalism in an interview with The New York Times in January" https://t.co/3Hze0WmGfU
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 3, 2019
Appears the number is so small he can't even get the question considered.
Meanwhile anti-Semitic Dem. Reps Omar and Tlaib are still in good standing.
Great reporting. Much balance. https://t.co/VzG8TkuIH9
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 3, 2019
There are quite a few blue-checks in the comments saying, “Well the GOP is a bunch of Nazis. Of course, they’re pushing to get King his committee assignments back.” Like this Daily Beast and Rolling Stone writer, for example:
Hmmm… I'm starting to think a lot of Republicans in Congress are racist… https://t.co/4LUrKWCp60
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) June 3, 2019
Except they aren’t. And not even conservatives want it to happen. They were tired of being embarrassed by King, and that’s why he was stripped of his committee assignments, just like Ilhan Omar was over her anti-Semitic remarks … right?
What is an article that has no purpose since GOP leadership isn't going to reverse the decision, Alex? https://t.co/C5hrmlw88a
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 3, 2019
The absolute hardest of passes. https://t.co/GW12xYJKGJ
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) June 3, 2019
Hell no, screw this guy
— Kevin Boyd? ?? (@TheKevinBoyd) June 3, 2019
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) June 3, 2019
Ten bucks says a year from now King is still off his (former) committees, and Ilhan Omar is still on hers.
So, y'know, glass houses and all.
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) June 3, 2019
'Can we throw him out already'? GOP Rep. Steve King most definitely has 'gotta go' after this https://t.co/Rmm9lIJ15Q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 10, 2019