Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said in a floor speech Friday he regrets causing "heartburn" with comments reported Thursday in which he wondered why terms like "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became "offensive." Some congressional Democrats have pushed for a formal censure of King, while others have suggested he lose his subcommittee seniority. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the Senate's only black Republican, on Friday published an op-ed saying King's views "should be ridiculed at every turn possible" and slamming Republicans who have not condemned King's words.

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