Steve King Claims Coming “Exoneration” By GOP Leader

The Sioux City Journal reports:

Northwest Iowa Congressman Steve King said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has agreed to a process by which the nine-term incumbent can get “exoneration” and back on committees that were stripped in January 2019 after King’s controversial published remarks about white supremacy. “On April 20, Kevin McCarthy and I reached an agreement that he would advocate to the steering committee to put all of my committees back, all of my seniority,” King said at a forum Monday night.

“When Congress comes back into session, when the steering committee can (inaudible) together, I have Kevin McCarthy’s word that that will be my time for exoneration.” Attempts to reach McCarthy by phone were unsuccessful. A message at his Washington office said the phone mailbox was full, and a message at his Bakersfield, California, office said people should attempt to reach McCarthy by the contact information on his website.