Just sayin :out:
As the House of Representatives welcomes its first two Muslim congresswomen, Texas Republicans will vote on Thursday over whether to remove Tarrant County Republican party vice-chair Shahid Shafi from his seat because he identifies as a Muslim-American.
The vote comes after some members of the county party put forth a motion to remove Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon and Southlake City councilman, from his position due to his Islamic beliefs.
Controversial Representative Steve King, the Republican from Iowa, wondered in an interview published on Thursday how language like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive.
King has long been labeled by his critics as a racist—which he denied—and in an interview with The New York Times he said race wasn’t what mattered to him but rather the culture carried to “United States by whites from Europe.”
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?” King told the Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”