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Report: Some House Republicans Want Steve King to Get Back Committee Spots He Lost for White Supremacy Comments

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04.06.2019

Rep. Steve King is campaigning to have his committee assignments reinstated after losing them five months ago over comments in support of white supremacy and white nationalism, and he has the support of a small group of House Republicans gathering signatures on his behalf, Politico reported Monday.

According to Politico, hard-line conservatives led by Rep. Ralph Norman are working to put forward a draft petition that would force their party to consider reinstating King, who was in January taken off the House Judiciary Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. The group needs the signatures of 25 lawmakers to raise the cause with the Republican Steering Committee, and according to Politico, it is unlikely........

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