Roland Martin: Rep. Steve King Is Being Punished For Racially Insensitive Comments

Dismiss

Representative Steve King has an alleged history of racial insensitivity. Recently the New York Times published an interview where King said, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

His comments have been overlooked for years, but now Republicans are ready to put their foot down. He has been stripped him of his committee assignments and they have been discussing Censure.

Roland Martin talks to Rep. Jim Clyburn and NAACP President Derrick Johnson about what this situation means.

Johnson feel that they decided to take action because the 2020 elections are approaching.  “They need to figure out how to get out of the box that their in” when it comes to race.

Clyburn says he has seen and heard racially insensitive comments from King since he was a state legislature. But the decision by the republicans to condemn his behavior is “better late than never.”

HEAD BACK TO THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM HOMEPAGE

Also On Black America Web:
Find Out What Your Fav Celebs Did On Instagram This Week (02/02-02/08)
10 photos

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s