Steve King Gives House Floor Speech on White Supremacy Comments: It’s ‘Unnecessary Controversy’

Posted on January 11, 2019 8:27 pm

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) gave a speech before Congress on Friday in an effort to defend himself from the outrage over remarks about white supremacy.

King’s fellow conservatives have blasted him for his comments published by The New York Times in which he questioned how and why terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive.

When he acknowledged the “heartburn” on the House floor, King expressed “regret” as he said he “made a freshman mistake a week ago today” when he spoke to the Times.

“One phrase in that long article has created an unnecessary controversy,” King