DENOUNCING THE WORDS OF REPRESENTATIVE STEVE KING; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 7
(House of Representatives - January 14, 2019)

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           DENOUNCING THE WORDS OF REPRESENTATIVE STEVE KING

  (Mr. CLYBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CLYBURN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to address what I call the 
tale of two Kings, one a Member of this body who wondered out loud to 
The New York Times why the terms ``white nationalism'' and ``white 
supremacy'' are offensive.
  I would say to my colleague that the terms are offensive because the 
concepts are evil. And we have been counseled by Edmund Burke that all 
that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
  I have just introduced a resolution to express this august body's 
disapproval of Mr. King's comments and condemnation of white 
nationalism and white supremacy in all forms.
  Today, I denounce the words of Representative   Steve King, and I do 
so invoking the words of another King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 
who, if he had been allowed to live, would be celebrating his 90th 
birthday tomorrow.
  Dr. King counseled that: ``We are going to be made to repent, not 
just for the hateful words and deeds of bad people, but for the 
appalling silence of good people.''
  Madam Speaker, I call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to 
join me in breaking the deafening silence and letting our resounding 
condemnation be heard.

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