Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), The House's third-placed Republican, called on Tuesday's Deputy Steve King (R-Iowa) "to find another line of work" while the Democrats were divided on how hard it is for the long-term lawmakers because of open questioning to punish whether the term "White Supremacist" is offensive.
Cheney's comments came at a press conference held by the House's Republicans the day after they punished King for removing him from his committee assignments.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Condemned King's remarks, but remained standing and demanded his resignation. "I think that's up to Steve King," he said.
When asked the same question, Cheney said she agreed with a verdict issued by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) On Monday.
"I think he should find another line of work," Cheney said about King.
The full house should vote on Tuesday for a resolution prompted by King's statements "rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance that contradict the values that define the people of the United States . "
But some Democrats urged their leaders to tougher punishments, including King's reprimand.
Talking to reporters Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) Praised the Republican leaders for their action, leaving open the possibility that they would vote for a resolution of mistrust.
The controversy began when King said in a New York Times interview published last week, "White Nationalist, White Supremacist, Western Civilization – How did that language get offensive?
There followed a long series of remarks that dismissed immigrants and minorities, as well as an apparent embrace of far-right foreign politicians and parties that were openly hostile to them
When asked why the GOP conference did not oppose King McCarthy said he was "a brand new leader" and had recently researched King's last comments.
"There is no room for White supremacy," said McCarthy. "We do not take it lightly."
Last year, during the electoral campaign and King's election to a ninth term, the House's Republican leaders were silent on the views of the King. In recent weeks, the Republicans had seen a possible alternative to King after Senator of Iowa State. Randy Feenstra announced he would challenge the MP in the 2020 Republican primary.
King was most recently engaged in the committees for Justice, Agriculture and Small Business Congress.
Feenstra said Monday that voters had "lost their seat at the table because of the harsh behavior of Congressman King in response to the loss of Kings Posten in committee committee."
In a statement Monday, King said, "Leader McCarthy's decision to remove me from the committees is a political decision that ignores the truth … Finally, I said to him," You must do what you need to do and I'll do what I have to do. "
At a meeting with a closed Democratic caucus on Tuesday, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC) introduced his resolution condemning white nationalism. Clyburn said it had been written to win almost unanimous support among Democrats and Republicans.
Clyburn expressed no support for more serious censorship decisions made by other Democrats, but did not say that it did not discourage them. He said the votes on the other proposals being offered by Reps. Tim Ryan (Ohio) and Bobby L. Rush (Ill.) Will be held on Wednesday
"He did not stop Rush or Ryan from being what they are," said Rep. GK Butterfield (D-N. C.).
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) Said the passage of Clyburn's resolution "clearly states that we no longer tolerate such a thing from house members."
"I hope this will send a signal to the American." We will not allow the public to tolerate bigoted statements and verbally muddled statements from people on our side, "he added.
Several Democrats argued that the house should go further than Clyburn's resolution.
I think that [Clyburn resolution] is just the beginning, "said MP Gregory W. Meeks (NY)," I do not think there is room for him or these comments in the United States Congress. , , , We need to get rid of the climate and show all citizens of the United States that we are not the country that we are. "
Meeks said it was Republican duty to overthrow King.
"She should do it," he said. "They should be the ones who say," We can not tolerate that in our party, that it will eat us like a cancer.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) said lawmakers should consider referring King to the country's Ethics Committee for possible expulsion
"I think censorship is a minimum of that "What we should do, and at least we should do it in agreement with both factions," she said, "People in my district do not believe that a seated member of Congress should take the white supremacy."