Sen. Mitt Romney, Rep. Chris Stewart call for Iowa Republican congressman to resign over white supremacy comments

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  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 12:40 p.m.

    jsf wrote: "is there a whites only caucus?"

    72.4% of the US population is white, as is
    77% of Congress
    62% of Democrats in Congress are white
    93.6% of Republicans in Congress are white

    also

    49.2% of the US population is male, as is
    76.2% of Congress
    61.6% of Democrats
    92.4% of Republicans

    There's your "white caucus": white males who are over-represented in Congress and the republican party.

    How about a "Christian" caucus?
    69% of the US population is "Christian," as is
    81.5% of Congress
    73.1% of Democrats
    91.2% of Republicans

    There's your "Christian" caucus: White male Christians who are over-represented in politics and especially the GOP!

    What about Mormons?
    1.6% of the US population is LDS, as is
    1.7% of Congress
    0.4% of Democrats
    3.2% of Republicans

    There's your Mormon caucus: White male Mormons who are over-represented in the GOP.

    All the whining and complaining... give me a break. Try being atheist! Where's the atheist/non-believing caucus?

    7.1% of the US identifies as "non-religious" (defined as agnostic or atheist), as does:
    0.2% of Congress
    0.4% of Democrats
    0.0% of Republicans

    In our 2-party system, that is a "religious test" for political office!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 9:25 a.m.

    Senator Romney needs to show that same kind of action for this President.

    Senator Romney hasn’t set up communications to reach him. He may be new but is not wanting our input.

  • Farmington Fan Farmington, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 8:14 a.m.

    President Trump has once again passed up an opportunity to show positive leadership in denouncing racism--by denouncing the comments of Rep. Steve King in the same manner they were denounced by Senator Romney and Congressman Stewart. It seems unlikely that, as President of the United States, that Donald Trump is not aware of the statements of Rep. King--when everyone else in Washington D.C. is aware of such statements. By his failure to make a statement denouncing the racist statements of Rep. King, President Trump has shown leadership on the racism issue--but it was the wrong type of leadership.

  • mez Denver, CO
    Jan. 16, 2019 10:48 p.m.

    Herb Gravy- Should both be accepted? If both were apologies, yes. Clinton apologized quickly on her own, realizing her mistake. King didn't. She has no history of racist talk. He does.
    After his comment, King defended himself by saying he was "defending Western civilization" aka whiteness. He knows the terminology perfectly well. He chose to use it.
    Days later, he said, "I reject white nationalism..." It isn't an apology if your arm has to be twisted. That's the difference between the two.
    There is no place in our government for white supremacists. They're trying to create a home within the Republican party--not the Democrats. To use their terminology is to align with what is deplorable. So is anarchy on the Left or by anyone. Violence. Hating the other American side. Refusing to see any good in them whatsoever. Insults--"Libruls, Demo-rats." Siding with an adversarial foreign government over your own fellow Americans--whether in elected office or as a citizen. A government that works to undermine our democracy.
    Wearing, " I'd rather be Russian than a Democrat" shirts. Having no shame. Yes, that's being deplorable--whether Mitt says it, I say it or Hillary says it.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 11:24 a.m.

    The RINOs and the progressives are bound and determined to prove to us that America never was really great. That way they won't have to explain the greatness of dead white men.

    American exceptionalism and manifest destiny will be as rare as statues of Civil War heroes.

    We're gonna need a larger memory hole.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 16, 2019 1:30 a.m.

    @mez

    Sorry, but your comment about "deplorables" is incorrect. Hillary Clinton said "half" if Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a basket of deplorables.

    Of course, nothing even close to HALF of his supporters behaved in the manner you indicate.

    She later apologized for using such a high percentage.

    I believe Representative King also apologized for his intemperate remarks.

    Should both apologies be accepted?

  • MC Squared Plano, TX
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:34 p.m.

    Great Mitt, let's attack your own party when there's an ongoing vicious campaign from the ultra-liberal democrats.

  • mez Denver, CO
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:31 p.m.

    When something is wrong, you call it out regardless if it's in your same political party, your same religion, your same university, your same sports team, etc. Romney did the right thing. Clinton used the term "deplorables' to refer to those at Trump rallies acting out violently. Yes, that is deplorable wherever it happens. It's deplorable when democrats get in the faces of people in public places and don't let them eat dinner. Is it all democrats, no.
    All Trump supporters aren't deplorable unless they act it. Has Trump done deplorable things? A huge yes. Now he wants to us to get out of NATO. That's a national security threat. Or do you suppose all republicans should stand together for no matter what
    a republican wants to do?

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:43 p.m.

    jsf wrote 2:59 PM:

    "Calling white republicans deplorable is the racism you espouse. Calling people deplorable for objecting your politics is bigoted."

    jsf wrote 12:53 PM:

    " In 2016 Hillary proclaimed half the white republicans were deplorables."

    jsf wrote 12:44 PM:

    "Get the racism in your comment about who Hillary called deplorables."

    You know, if someone called me "deplorable", I'm sure I would laugh it off. I would not let it ruin my day. It would not damage my psyche. My family and friends know who I am and I know who I am. That's good enough. It will always be good enough!

    Three years later, would I be able to remember someone called me "deplorable"? No, because there would be no reason to remember a comment like that. There would be no reason to be bitter or angry, not on social media, not on newspaper forums, not anywhere!

    That's the beauty of going through life not over-personalizing things. It's pretty fabulous!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:38 p.m.

    Romney might as well be a Democrat. Republicans don’t care what people say they care what people do. Democrats don’t care what people do they care what people say. That’s why this country is going down the drain. Liberal Democrats put Illegal Aliens ahead of US Citizens. What a pathetic concept . Trump is the only hope this Country has.

  • zcott North Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:13 p.m.

    Mitt yet again is a huge embarrassment to the state of Utah.

    Mitt - blindly fighting for social justice! Completely ignoring the context of Rep King's statements.

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    Jan. 15, 2019 5:55 p.m.

    @Herbert Gravy

    "Are we going to ask for the resignation of every politician or government official who makes a statement about "white privilege", etc, etc.?"

    I would hope so!

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 4:28 p.m.

    Third is right, immoral words and ACTIONs are equivalent. King and those congress persons should be censured and voted out by their constituents, but it will never happen. We are too quick to forget and party takes precedence over decency. Good for Stewart and Romney for doing the right thing and calling out one of their own.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 2:59 p.m.

    Love your baseless assumption of support for racism as you go on with the racist narrative you are promoting. Calling white republicans deplorable is the racism you espouse. Calling people deplorable for objecting your politics is bigoted.

  • dski HERRIMAN, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 2:56 p.m.

    Mitt, please leave the microphone alone! Go and do something to get those thousands of federal workers in Utah who do not have a paycheck, so they can get back to work. As a non-white minority, I am glad Mr King said what he said. It tells me the First Amendment is alive and well. Let the voters of Iowa decide his fate in the next election or force a recall election for him.
    The group who call themselves as White Supremacists or White Nationalists do exist. I do not care what they think of me, but It bothers me that they are given free publicity each time the news crews are out there publicizing their existence. Ignore them and they will disappear. When they act on their words, prosecute them like any criminal activity.

  • JLindow St. George, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 2:33 p.m.

    @WETHEPEOPLE

    "Mitt did nothing more than weaken his Party. He might as well be helping the Adversary."

    Adversary with a capital A as in "The Devil"?

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 2:28 p.m.

    WeThePeople said:

    "What happened to the days when Republican's were loyal to one another? Only by working together is their any hope of Making America Great Again!

    Mitt did nothing more than weaken his Party. He might as well be helping the Adversary."

    Proving once again that the extreme right is all about party before country. That is why they are mad at Mitt for calling out a racist republican.

    Perhaps a more apt username would be 'We the Republicans' ?

    Boberino opines:
    "Free speech is a constitutional right. Even if it is dumb free speech. I find it troubling to see our government officials calling on someone to resign for exercising a constitutional right."

    Freedom of speech does not now nor has it ever meant freedom from consequences for that speech. Steve King is free to say all the racist things he likes. His colleagues are free to sideline him, ignore his requests, request he resign, and not appoint him to positions.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    jsf - Centerville said: "Sorry Platy, being white isn't a choice either. Attacking people just because they are white is also racist. Making allegations that being white is some how a choice is the reeking of racism. if you can't see that then that's on you."

    Your reading comprehension is your enemy, since I never implied being White was a choice, I said being deplorable was.

    Nice try at spinning it though.

    Not sure why your trying to protect racism as a right? I don't care if it's a right to be racist, I will not sit quietly while a politician or anyone else espouses these backward beliefs.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    Despite your charming attempt to mid nderstand there is really no moral eqivelency between taking at trip and the types of racist beliefs that led to innocent people being mowed down by a racist zelt, people because no linched, slavery and segregation to name a few.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    In the south during the 90 years after the civil war there were about 4600 lynching's. About 1,300 of these were white republicans lynched by the KKK founded by Democrats. Because the republicans supported Blacks participating in politics. In 2016 Hillary proclaimed half the white republicans were deplorables. And they have worse terms for black republicans. When Hillary espoused her position of being a Wilsonian Progressive Democrat, she was admitting the Wilsonian racism was part of her beliefs and positions.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:44 p.m.

    Sorry Platy, being white isn't a choice either. Attacking people just because they are white is also racist. Making allegations that being white is some how a choice is the reeking of racism. if you can't see that then that's on you.

    Yesterday we celebrated the man who said we should judge a man on his character not the color of his skin. Calling or implying your hate for someone because of their skin, their political opposition to your position, their religion, is bigoted. Apparently Democrats feel there is only one group worse than white women who voted against Hillary, white men. Get the racism in your comment about who Hillary called deplorables.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:30 p.m.

    Sen. Mitt Romney, Rep. Chris Stewart call for Iowa Republican congressman to resign over white supremacy comments

    =======

    1st question -- Rep. Steven King has vomiting this same racist bander for years - so, why does Rep. Chris Stewart only NOW say something about it?

    2nd question -- Donald Trump has been quite the same things -- Why the silence? Why the double standard??

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:15 p.m.

    Can Romney and Stewart now call on Trump to resign? For the good of the country, please!

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:51 a.m.

    Congresspeople are not "basking in the sun" in Puerto Rico.

    They are attending a conference on Latino and Puerto Rican issues surrounding the post-hurricane recovery, botched by the Trump "Administration."

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    Thomas Thompson - Salt Lake City, UT
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    I'm surprised that Sen. Romney, Rep. Stewart, and Sen. McConnell spoke out so quickly against a fellow Republican whose support for racist values is nothing short appalling. We owe each of them a debt of gratitude for doing so.
    ---

    For years now conservatives, whether private individuals, or well known radio and TV commentators, have been complaining about 'political correctness'. Yet, when a conservative, now freed from the bondage of political correctness, expresses their true sentiment, all of a sudden there's a wave of censure.

    I think it is a case of "The lady doth protest too much".

    The Republican party needs to prove in demonstrable ways that they are not condoning 'racism' or various forms of 'superiority', rather than calls for censure or resignation.

    Such calls are just empty words without corresponding acts.

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:35 a.m.

    Even Ted Cruz is on the bandwagon, saying "‘white supremacism,’ ‘white nationalism’ is hatred, it is bigotry, it is evil, it is wrong.”

    Sounds good, even noble, except for one minor detail:

    Which is, King has been saying stuff like this for at least the last ten years. Remember his claim that for every Dreamer who was a valedictorian, there were a hundred who had calves as big as cantaloupes because they spent their days packing 75 lb bales of marijuana across the desert?

    Knowing all this, Cruz chose King to lead Cruz's campaign in Iowa and to co-chair his national campaign in 2016. And not a peep about King's rhetoric until this, two years later.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:29 a.m.

    Tolstoy: Now we are talking about racism and capitalism? The real problem is with the rich, privileged Democrats pointing their hypocritical fingers at others whom they deem unworthy of the same privileges they flaunt! If you live in a glass house, its unwise to throw stones! As we see every day, Democrats are excellent at stone throwing! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:21 a.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    ---
    It seems the left's outrage is very, very selective! Not seen in fake news, anywhere: Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast. Had enough of Democrat's double standard? Me too!
    ---

    Sounds like something similar to 'revive' tourism to New York City after 9/11. Having visited a little over 30 days after the attack, there were a number of incentives for tourists, such as reduced hotel accommodations, some shows were less than fully booked, etc.

    Trump has suggested that he siphon off relief funds from Puerto Rico for The Wall, a waste of money and effort, whereas relief to Puerto Rico will help US Citizens directly with rebuilt housing, infrastructure and restore the 'quality of life', one item of which may be basking on the beaches in the sun.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:59 a.m.

    @RiDal:

    Of course he has freedom of speech. But so do we, and it's perfectly fitting to urge a bigoted Congressman to resign.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:56 a.m.

    Trump would make him Attorney General just because.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:48 a.m.

    Maybe we could get the two to comment on Senators and congressman supporting the BDS solution of a one state solution in Israel. The complete genocide of Jews from the west bank to the sea.
    Rashida Tlaib has taken her anti emetic views to the point of removing Israel from the map in her office. Note she identifies as a Socialist Democrat.

    Another Socialist Democrat has announced that she is targeting white people in power and seeks to have them removed. . Ocasio Cortez stands as an excellent example of the very kind of racist that she pretends to be fighting against.

    The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1971 by 13 Black members of congress and in its 40 or so-years of existence it has never allowed a White Congressman, Congresswoman or Senator to become a member.

    Stephen I. Cohen of Tennessee, a White man who represented a 60 percent Black district. Shortly after being sworn in on January 2007, however, Cohen’s bid for membership was turned down and he heard from several Black Congressional Caucus members that “whites need not apply.”

    Is there a whites only caucus?

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:46 a.m.

    worf said: "Crazy! Many of our offended folks weren't upset when half our American people were called deplorable."

    Being deplorable is a choice, not being white isn't, if you can't tell the difference then that's on you.

    I appalled at the white supremacy contingent in America, and will use my free speech to expose then wherever they are, don't care if it hurts the racists feelings at all, it's backward thinking and has no place in a civilized country.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    Attempts to force a resignation are misguided. He has freedom of speech. If the voters do not like his speech, they can vote him out.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    Resign?

    Let the citizens of Iowa determine that topic when they vote next time.

    Mr. king has been politically defanged by stripping him of committee assignments.

    He has his First Amendment Rights like all Americans to say whatever is on his mind.

    Mr. king has learned that the Right also carries consequences.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:26 a.m.

    @thid
    While I detest the privilage that comes with power (speaking of hypocrisy I finally it strange that a stonch capitalist would think to call anyone out on the basis of privilege) I just don’t think you can argue with a straight face that, that type of poltical privliage is anything bordering on an eqivelency with the severe damage created by racism that includes but goes well beyond providing privilege.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    @ Mainly Me

    "Trump campaigned for King in Iowa last year."

    DN just couldn't help itself with this dig.

    Yes, and a lot of people don't dig facts.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    @ Thid (1/15/19, 7:35 a.m. comment)

    That was awesome. And I take heart that you felt the need to try to change the subject. That gives me hope.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    Toolstoy: "That was quit (sic) a stretch to come up so short with a false eqivelency (sic)".

    Not false equivalency at all! How many of their constituents (those who voted for them and are paying their salaries) are privileged enough to go with their mostly white, male Democrat congressmen to the warm beaches of Puerto Rico and relax in the sun and hang out with the very privileged rich and famous? Me neither! This is just another example of how the privileged Democrats are ruling the underprivileged via gross hypocrisy!

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:40 a.m.

    Maybe he should step down, maybe not. I don't think so if it's just for that. Perhaps his effectiveness as a legislator should be the determining factor. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your race. We have black history month, the BET channel, The NAACP, and much, much more and everyone seems to be fine with that. I'm white and very proud of that fact. That does not make me a racist. But I get labeled a racist if I even think of something like "white history month."

  • rdk36532 , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:42 a.m.

    In my opinion, Mitt Romney is absolutely wrong in attacking fellow Republicans or anybody for referring to folks who were born white as somehow morally inferior. Skin color is and should be regarded as a complete irrelevancy in judging the character of a man. And why does Mitt find it necessary to attack anyone?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:15 a.m.

    @Mainly Me

    Yes, President Trump campaigned for King in Iowa. And, of course, he knew that King was going to come out with these off-the-wall comments this very week, right?

    I am sure this was all "orchestrated" back then.

    🤔

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 15, 2019 9:08 a.m.

    Steve King is no worse than Donald Trump - remember the "good guys" in Charlottesville? Republicans are doing nothing more than cherry picking. King was an easy scapegoat. Wake me up when Republicans demand that Trump resign.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:39 a.m.

    @thid
    That was quit a stretch to come up so short with a false eqivelency. First the facts about the shut down. House Democrats passed a bill (the same bill the senate previously passed) to open the government before Mitch decided to take of early and not allow a senate vote. Second there is no moral equivalency between taking a political trip and King’s blatant racism.

  • mohokat , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    I haven't made it a career to find out what and in what context Rep. King said or didn't say.
    Sounds to me like the speech police are out in force.

    The left can free wheel with offensive speech but let the right utter anything and it's Katy bar the door.

    I'm thinking of the immortal words of Col. Sherman T. Potter. "HORSE HOCKEY"!

  • Lia , 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:11 a.m.

    @mainlyme--that wasn't a "dig", it was a fact. trump supports others who are of his crass ilk-

    @Justmythoughts...Mitt is doing what's right and trying to solve problems. King is a HUGE problem.

    @justonevoice---helping to drain the swamp is indeed a solution.

    @wethepeople--Blindly support the GOP just because of the party is ruining America.
    And don't worry..Mitt is not weakening the party--he is only exposing it for the disaster that is. It is already weak--- and disintegrating all by itself.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:03 a.m.

    Mr. Stewart, Why the sudden outrage now? This has been going on for years,

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:39 a.m.

    Steve King has been elected to Congress nine times. He is no overnight sensation.

    The bottom line seems to be this is a bad time for Steve King to be making public statements.

    Steve King went unchecked for sixteen years by his Republican colleagues.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 a.m.

    It seems the left's outrage is very, very selective! Not seen in fake news, anywhere: Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast. Had enough of Democrat's double standard? Me too!

  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:22 a.m.

    I'm surprised that Sen. Romney, Rep. Stewart, and Sen. McConnell spoke out so quickly against a fellow Republican whose support for racist values is nothing short appalling. We owe each of them a debt of gratitude for doing so. Regardless of political party, it is vital for each of us to recognize the substantial -- indeed, even critical -- contributions to our society and our culture that have been made and are continuing to be made by people of color.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    Things like this always remind me of a great quote I heard “you are free to make choices (including how you speak) but once you make that choice the consequences (people calling you out on your comments) takecontrol. It’s time to end this new redicous and dangerous way of thinking that calling someone out for their racist hate speech is somehow bad.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:42 a.m.

    Steve King for President.

  • Out of the Blue Layton, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:38 a.m.

    @Boberino, King represents more than one group here. Iowa first and foremost, but also the Republican delegation. Maybe they shouldn't ask for him to resign, but could they remove him from the party? I'm really not sure what the better answer is.

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:38 a.m.

    Reverse racism!

    Everyday we are told how bad white males are. But if someone says anything contrary to what the media and mainstream America deems 'correct', "Off with their heads"!

    I believe in the first amendment for everyone...even those I do not agree with.

    I'm tired of band wagon politicians trying to appeal to everyone!

    I will think twice about voting for these two next time.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:29 a.m.

    Not sure that some folks understand how free speech does and doesn't work.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:22 a.m.

    Are we going to ask for the resignation of every politician or government official who makes a statement about "white privilege", etc, etc.?

    As long as we are calling for resignations, let's include everyone who makes derogatory comments about other races in groups.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Jan. 15, 2019 3:35 a.m.

    "Trump campaigned for King in Iowa last year."

    DN just couldn't help itself with this dig.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    What happened to the days when Republican's were loyal to one another? Only by working together is their any hope of Making America Great Again!

    Mitt did nothing more than weaken his Party. He might as well be helping the Adversary.

  • Ray22 Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 14, 2019 11:01 p.m.

    Charlottesville...... shooting? Care to re-check your facts and make an edit?

  • Boberino Farmington, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 10:45 p.m.

    I am not for white supremacy or racism of any kind. But I am for free speech, including Romney’s and King’s and Stewart’s. Condemn what Congressman King said if you must, but let the people of Iowa decide whether or not they want him in office. Free speech is a constitutional right. Even if it is dumb free speech. I find it troubling to see our government officials calling on someone to resign for exercising a constitutional right.

  • Lia , 00
    Jan. 14, 2019 8:15 p.m.

    Mitt IS solving ptoblems.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 14, 2019 8:01 p.m.

    Mr. Romney has shown Moral Courage. Where are the rest of them?

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:59 p.m.

    Crazy!

    Many of our offended folks weren't upset when half our American people were called deplorable.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:51 p.m.

    "I wish freshman senator Romney would concentrate on offering solutions to our national problems instead of offering his opinion on everything. SOLUTIONS !!"

    I for one think honesty, civility, and fighting against blatant racism is something worth fighting for and working towards solutions.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:53 p.m.

    It's okay to be white.

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:49 p.m.

    Good grief, why does Senator Romney feel the need to comment on every politician in Washington. Couldn’t he maybe spend some time working on solving a few problems?

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:45 p.m.

    @just one voice:

    Suggesting that King resign is, in fact, a solution; it's a first step to repudiating bigotry in our nation's political discourse. For many of us, that's an important issue and we applaud Romney for taking a strong stand.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:38 p.m.

    just one voice:
    Mitt Romney just condemned racism and nationalism, which many Republicans have been reluctant to do. Are they not problems facing this country? Can this country ever be healed without the abandonment of racist views and practices? Senator Romney is doing his job.

  • 5thGenUtahn Salt Lake County, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:37 p.m.

    I agree that there is no place in our country for racist comments by our politicians.
    Let’s hope Mitt has the courage to call out racially biased statements from all points along the political spectrum, left right and center.

  • just one voice Highland, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 7:10 p.m.

    I wish freshman senator Romney would concentrate on offering solutions to our national problems instead of offering his opinion on everything. SOLUTIONS !!

  • chopperdan Clovis, NM
    Jan. 14, 2019 6:20 p.m.

    MItt is a good man. Thank you for taking a stand and condemning this horrendous conduct. Unfortunately, the leader of our country will not condemn this conduct. Why?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 6:09 p.m.

    Thank you, Mitt. For doing what any decent Congressperson should do. If there were more of you, I wouldn't have left the Republican party.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 14, 2019 5:52 p.m.

    Why is Mitt just asking for the congressman' s resignation when he just may be one of the very fine people on the one side our President defended not long ago?

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 14, 2019 5:49 p.m.

    Good for Mitt, he is showing real promise.