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Steve King, AOC & Committees

Republican House leaders removed Rep. Steve King from two committees after the New York Times reported that in an interview King asked, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) commented that free speech has consequences. Does asking such a question deserve that punishment, especially considering that King voted for the resolution to condemn white nationalism and white supremacy? Is this a new form of McCarthyism? I do not agree with Steve King’s views on immigration and these issues, but I believe he has a right to express unpopular opinions that are neither dishonest nor inciting violence.

AOC has criticized Democratic leaders for appointing members who have taken money from fossil fuel companies to a committee related to the Green New Deal. I agree with her criticism because she is not condemning their speech but their corruption. I believe Democratic leaders should remove those members from that committee. 

1 reply on “Steve King, AOC & Committees”

Absolutely true. Thank you for acknowledging free speech! Unless there has been a clear violation of laws, such as libel and slander, harm is caused, threats are made, etc. our free speech is protected. There’s too much of this going round right now and the Left needs to stop being so politically correct as to destroy our Constitutional rights.

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