Congress: Discipline Iowa Congressman Steve King now!

Novembers election outcome has given bigotry and racism a whole new boldness. We must not tolerate the words and policies of elected officials that divide and diminish people in these United States. This free-wheeling bigotry (from those in power at the White House to state houses) is why we see racists feeling so emboldened.

I find Congressman Steve King’s statements to be extremely racist and offensive. His comments and perspectives impact all of us when he votes for issues that impact the nation and my community. His statements impact the credibility of Congress as a whole. What other workplace would allow such words to have freedom within its halls? What HR department wouldn’t challenge such bigoted beliefs to go unquestioned or challenged.

Congress must swiftly address any member who overtly or covertly harbors similar racist & bigoted views. We must demand they honor their own code of conduct. (see #1 code of conduct).

Just as elected officials seek to address foreign threats, we must also address domestic discrimination and bigotry. We shouldn’t be fighting this battle again — the Supreme Court and the nation have chosen to reject racism long ago. Rep. Steve King has a history of making discriminatory remarks in statements and before Congress. Words matter and allowing a United States Congressman to make such divisive commentary further empowers others to do the same. We must demand Congress address racism & bigotry head on.

In addition to signing on to this petition to remove King from the Judiciary Committee, he must be disciplined for his remarks. Congress must send a clear message that they are opposed to racism and bigotry.

Tell your congressional representatives that bigotry & racism violates congressional decorum and are anti-American — his votes may actually be racially biased, which is also discriminatory. Whether your from Iowa or not, his votes in issues impact you. Demand that Rep. Steve King be disciplined -202–224–3121.

Some of the things King has said. Any one should be enough to anger you:

“Over the weekend, King tweeted, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” His comments, meant as support for a far-right candidate for prime minister in the Netherlands, have been considered racist and were widely condemned by people on both sides of the aisle.”

Wait, there’s more:

And he stands by it, “I meant exactly what I said,” King told CNN.

You can also contact the Minority Leader of the House, Nancy Pelosi here and the Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy here.

Their silence (and yours) is consent.

I invite you to take 2 to 5 minutes for a glimpse of what I think about issues of the day. Nonpartisan, yet, some might not agree - just don’t be disagreeable.

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