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Iowans React to King's Removal from Ag Committee

Clay Masters/IPR file

Republican Steve King has a long history of remarks that offend. That history caught up with him Monday when he was removed from his committee assignments in Congress after he defended the use of terms like "white supremacy" in an interview with the New York Times

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Dennis Goldford of Drake Universiy and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa about King's comments and why he's being reprimanded now. 

We also hear a recap of yesterday's Condition of the State address delivered by Governor Kim Reynolds and talk about confirmation hearings for Attorney Heneral nominee William Barr, which wrapped up this afternoon after this program aired. 

Lindsey Moon served as IPR's Senior Digital Producer - Music and the Executive Producer of IPR Studio One's All Access program. Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She came to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio, where she worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River