>> I don't have any statement to make.>> Republican leaders in the House moved to punish Congressman Steve King on Monday, over recent remarks he made over white supremacy. The lawmakers agreed to strip the Iowa Republican of seats on two committees after he questioned why white supremacy was considered offensive last week in an interview with The New York Times.
>> These are not the first time we've heard these comments. That is not the party of Lincoln. It is definitely not America. All people are created equal in America, and we wanna take a very strong stance about that.>> Several Democrats in the house filed motions to censure King after the interview.
He has a history of making statements critics have condemed as racist. In a statement after the interview, he said his comments were, quote, completely mischaracterized, and the committee's decision was a political decision that ignores the truth. Republican Senator Mitt Romney has called on King to resign.>> And move on and let someone else who represents American values take his seat.
>> The GOP's Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement, quote, if he doesn't understand why white supremacy is offensive, he should find another line of work. The move to strip King of his posts must now be ratified by the full House of Representatives.