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Pressure mounts on GOP over Steve King

Rep. Steve King
Rep. Steve King. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, urged House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter on Tuesday to take action against Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) by stripping him of his subcommittee chairmanship and initiating censure proceedings for King's "anti-Semitic and offensive" actions.

The big picture: Outrage has mounted on King in recent days, with dairy company Land O'Lakes ending their donations and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, condemning King's "completely inappropriate" actions and comments. King said in a statement that the "attacks are orchestrated by nasty, desperate, and dishonest fake news."

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