March 18, 2019

Action Alert:
Tell Speaker Pelosi to Expel Steve King for Civil War Threat

On March 15, 2019, a white supremacist gunman invaded two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during Friday prayers, killing 50 worshipers and wounding 50 more. In a manifesto, the shooter said, “This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.”

Republican Congressman and well-known white supremacist Steve King

Two days later, Republican Congressman Steve King tweeted a meme that depicted a battle between “rock ’em sock ’em” robots, one made up of blue states, the other of red states. The caption read: “FOLKS KEEP TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER CIVIL WAR. ONE SIDE HAS ABOUT 8 TRILLION BULLETS. THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T KNOW WHICH BATHROOM TO USE.”

King has already been stripped of his committee assignments because of white nationalist rhetoric. Now he is promoting the views of a white supremacist killer and threatening a shooting war in the United States.

The U.S. Constitution allows the House of Representatives and the Senate to expel their own members for “disorderly Behaviour.” This process has been initiated seven times in the past by the House.

Please contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and give her the following message, personalized to your liking:

Please hold a vote to expel Iowa Congressman Steve King from the House of Representatives. I know the threshold for a successful vote is high (2/3 of those present and voting), but I believe it’s important to get my Member of Congress (and all others) on the record after King’s dangerous threat about a shooting war in the United States just two days after the mass shooting in New Zealand. King tweeted a meme depicting a battle between red and blue states with the caption: “FOLKS KEEP TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER CIVIL WAR. ONE SIDE HAS ABOUT 8 TRILLION BULLETS. THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T KNOW WHICH BATHROOM TO USE.” Given all the mass shootings we’ve experienced, I take threats like this very seriously, and I want to see you do the same. Hold a vote to expel this dangerous, white nationalist hatemonger from the House of Representatives. It’s time for Steve King to move on.  There is no room in democracy for the promotion of treason and violence.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Phone: (202) 225-0100
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