Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King poses for a photo with area scouts as he stopped by KLEM offices on Monday. The scouts were having a tour of KLEM radio at the same time of King’s visit.
(Le Mars) — Its been since January following an article that appeared in the New York Times that Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King was removed from all House committees. But, the often controversial, 4th District House
member, says he expects to be placed back on committees sometime in the near future. King was in Le Mars Monday and told KLEM news that he has had conversations with the House Republican Leadership to change his status.
King says there have only been a few other instances when Congressional members were stripped of their committee assignments, and the reasons were they were found guilty of crimes.
King says he has never been charged with any crime, and he says what he said has since been proven to be true.
King says if the action stands, then the right for freedom of speech will be jeopardized.
The Iowa Republican says he will continue to “put the heat on the leadership.”