Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the third-ranking House Republican, on Sunday continued her criticism of Iowa Rep. Steve King – calling her fellow Republican’s recent remarks “abhorrent” and “racist,” Fox News informed.
King, a nine-term congressman, was faced with increasing criticism over his remarks about white supremacy in an interview with the New York Times.
The Iowa lawmaker told the newspaper earlier this month that, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive?”
Cheney and other House Republican leaders – along with the White House – moved quickly to condemn King’s comment, stripping him of his committee assignments.
Cheney appeared on “Meet the Press” on Sunday where she confirmed her comments.
“I think I was pretty clear, and our entire House leadership was very clear last week,” she said. “His comments were abhorrent. They were racist. We, under the guidance of Leader McCarthy, stripped him of his committee assignments. And I think there’s simply no place for that language in any of our national discourse.”
She did not mention whether or not the House would officialy censure King, after he was rebuked, but she did suggest that King should search for a new job outside of politics.
“I think he ought to go find another line of work,” she said.