H. RES. 40
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 14, 2019
Mr. Ryan (for himself, Mr. Loebsack, and Mr. Joyce of Ohio) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ethics
Condemning and censuring Representative Steve King of Iowa.
Whereas, on January 10, 2019, in an interview published by the New York Times, Representative Steve King asked,
White nationalist, White supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?;
Whereas Representative King’s comments legitimize White supremacy and White nationalism as acceptable in today’s society;
Whereas Representative King’s comments are abhorrent to the founding principles of our Nation and our rich history of diversity and tolerance of those whose backgrounds and beliefs have made America the envy of the world; and
Whereas Representative King’s comments reflect negatively on the House of Representatives: Now, therefore, be it
Representative Steve King of Iowa be censured;
Representative Steve King forthwith present himself in the well of the House of Representatives for the pronouncement of censure; and
Representative Steve King be censured with the public reading of this resolution by the Speaker.