Larsen Condemns White Nationalism and White Supremacy

Jan 15, 2019 Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after voting for a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy. The vote comes after reports Rep. Steve King (IA-04) made comments questioning why white supremacy and white nationalism language is offensive.

“There is no place for hateful rhetoric by those elected to represent the American people,” said Larsen. “Congressman King’s comments are abhorrent and spread intolerance and hate in a time of frustration and division across the country. Elected leaders must rise above this dangerous behavior.”