Bobby Rush: Resolution Against ‘Unrepentant Racist’ King Didn’t Go Far Enough

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Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), who pushed for a formal censure of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), criticized Congress for passing an “obsolete” disapproval resolution against King, who he called “unrepentant racist.”

During an interview with CNN on Tuesday evening, Rush said he voted against the resolution because he felt it didn’t go far enough in condemning the congressman for his history of “vile” comments.

“It became obsolete before the ink on the paper dried,” Rush told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “So it certainly fell far short of what I think the action of the members of Congress should have been… in light of this unrepentant racist Steve King. He has a legacy and a history of saying the most vile things, condemning Americans, and using the official status as a member of Congress, using the well of Congress as a platform to promulgate his vile and racist commentary.”

The House passed a resolution disapproving King’s comments to the New York Times, when he questioned when the word supremacist became “offensive.” The only person who voted against the measure was Rush.

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