Kevin McCarthy, leader of the Republican minority in the House of Representatives, also condemned King's comments.
Scott goes on to remind Rep. King about crimes committed in the name of white supremacy in this country, including when a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans in a church in Charleston, S.C.in 2015, or when a white nationalist ran over a young woman in Charlottesville past year, and just three months ago when a white supremacist killed two black people in a parking lot in Kentucky.
The Iowa Republican read the quote from the New York Times article in which he was reported saying: "White nationalists, white supremacists, western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" Scott wrote an op-ed slamming Republican lawmaker Steve King for his white supremacist comments. His mistake, he explained, was in talking to the Times in the first place.
"One of my most strongly held beliefs is that we are all created in God's image and that human life is sacred in all its forms", he said.
Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism - it is because of our silence when things like this are said.More news: The key issues Meghan Markle wants to champion as a royal
When people with opinions similar to King's open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole.
Liz Cheney called the remarks "horrid" and "racist".
That's why it's welcome news that King will receive a substantial primary challenger in Republican State Senator Randy Feenstra.
Some Democrats have called for the House to condemn King's remarks or somehow punish him.
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King's position in the GOP had been imperiled even before this week.
King faced backlash in 2017 for saying "we can't restore our civilization with someone else's babies" referencing his opposition to immigration. I am dedicated to keeping America this way.
Shortly before the 2018 midterm elections, in which King was running, Representative Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, then the head of the GOP campaign committee, issued an extraordinary public denunciation of him.
King on Friday suggested he's been misunderstood. "But.Nazis were socialists & Leftists are socialists".
While King was under fire, a branch of the Republican Party in Texas was involved in a religious controversy because of an effort to oust a member of the local party leadership because he was a Muslim.More news: Apple cuts revenue over poor sales of iphone in China
Additionally, King once took to the House floor to unveil a model for a 12-foot border wall he designed. He was not complaining that those terms were no longer admissible in polite society; instead, he was asking how "that offensive language get injected into our political dialogue?"