"If the Republicans really believe that these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than superficial temporary sentences of condemnation," said CBC representative Karen Bass, D-California, in a declaration. "Instead, they must actually condemn Mr. King by removing him from his commission assignments so that he can no longer influence policies that impact the same people he has made clear he disdains."
King, who was often criticized for commenting on race and immigration, was under fire for the comments he made to appear to defend white nationalism.
"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization ̵
The king did not apologize for his remarks even though Friday rejected the label of being a white nationalist and said he regretted "the heartburn that has spilled over this Congress and this country and especially in my state and in my congressional district ".
"I did not argue about it, I did not think about it" King said. "But the more you guys write about that stuff, then it becomes a problem."
Bass in his statement condemning King said that "Republicans should clarify that Mr. King is no longer accepted in their party or Congress".
"Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism by the Republican Party," his statement continued.
And the Congressional Black Caucus was not the only entity to come out against the King on Saturday
. Republican comrade Iowa and Senator Joni Ernst tweeted a statement condemning King.