Posted by on January 14, 2019 8:52 pm
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A little over an hour ago,

Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is “offensive.”

“I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday.

A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement.

And just a few minutes ago,

There was the option of ejecting Steve King completely from the House of Representatives and sending him back to the private sector, where he belongs, because he is a virulent racist sleaze and white supremacist who clearly believes “Western civilization” is caucasian only (see here, here, and here).

We agree with Ryan Bort: Republicans only pretend to care, have done just enough to mollify the public (or so they believe),and the House GOP gave the knuckledragging bigot a slap on the wrist.