King later issued a statement saying he is neither a white nationalist nor a white supremacist. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) strongly rebuked King's comments and the congressman himself.
"That language has no place in America. And it's most definitely not the party of Lincoln", McCarthy said.
McCarthy said on CBS' "Face The Nation" that he will meet with King on Monday to discuss the veteran lawmaker's future in the Republican Party. "Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party", Bass said.
McCarthy did not elaborate on what action he plans on taking after his meeting with King. "That is not the America that I know". ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked Scalise in an interview Sunday, after referencing the Congressional Black Caucus' call for King to lose his committee assignments.
King serves on the Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary committees, and chairs Judiciary's subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
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"We have made significant progress in our nation, and while there is still work to do, we can not let these intolerant and hateful views hold us back".
In his interview with the Times, King said he's OK with immigrants of various races legally entering the us ― so long as American culture stays white and European. "This is a uniquely fractured time in our nation's history, not our worst but far from our best, and it is only together that we will rebuild the trust we seem to have lost in each other", Scott wrote in The Washington Post.
King quickly attempted damage control, claiming that he is in favor of "Western civilization", but that he did not support white supremacy or white nationalism, adding that he had made a "mistake" in phrasing and had "created an unnecessary controversy".
On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested the chamber will take some punitive action against King.
He later said he is "simply a nationalist" and condemned "anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology" of white nationalism and white supremacy.
On Wednesday, two years before the next election, Iowa State Sen.