Iowa's largest newspaper is calling for U.S. Rep. Steve King to resign, saying his comments about white nationalism and white supremacy are "abhorrent" and leave him unable to represent his district.
The Des Moines Register, in an editorial posted on its website Tuesday, says House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision to strip King of his committee assignments leaves the state without representation on the vital House Agriculture Committee.
The editorial argued that while King has made statements for years that "made Iowa a laughing stock on the national stage," his most recent comments in The New York Times should be "career-ending."
The Register urged Iowa's Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds and others to urge King to quit "for the good of the Republican Party and, more importantly, for the good of Iowa."
King supported a Democratic measure Tuesday that disapproved of his comments about white supremacy.
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