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GOP Leader: 'Action Will Be Taken'

And other remarks around the Sunday dial
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2019 12:35 PM CST
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – "That language has no place in America." So said Rep. Kevin McCarthy on CBS' Face the Nation about a recent remark by Rep. Steve King regarding white nationalism and white supremacy, CNN reports. "I have a scheduled meeting with him on Monday, and I will tell you this: I've watched on the other side that they do not take action when their members say something like this," said the California Republican. "Action will be taken. I'm having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party." Sen. Ted Cruz echoed the sentiment on NBC's Meet the Press, calling King's comment "stupid" and "hurtful," per Politico. What King said, in part: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?" See his full remarks here. For more Sunday politics, including President Trump's alleged "temper tantrum":

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