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Congressional Black Caucus member moves to censure Steve King

Steve King looking surprised.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Photo: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus, announced Monday that he plans to introduce a resolution to censure Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over his history of "rabid, racist remarks."

"Steve King’s despicable comments harken back to the dark days of American history where his rabid, racist remarks would have been acceptable to a significant portion of our nation. This must come to a screeching halt right now. ... Anything short of censure would be shallow."

Driving the news: King, whose prior racist statements have drawn rebuke from other Republicans and lost campaign sponsors, asked in a New York Times interview last week: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"

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