Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden statement on Steve King

January 14, 2019
Press Release

Greg Walden statement on Steve King

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), representing Western states on the House Republican Steering Committee, voted tonight to not seat Rep. Steve King (IA-04) on any House Committees for the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement on the action:

“Racism, bigotry, and prejudice have no place in America, where we hold true that all men and women are created equal. The comments of Steve King are reprehensible and unbecoming of any person, much less an elected representative. That’s why I voted alongside my colleagues on the Republican Steering Committee to remove Mr. King from his committee assignments tonight. I join all Americans in condemning his comments and am proud of the action taken to make it clear that we will not tolerate this blatant disregard for common decency.”