Reinstatement Letter to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
To: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Re: My committee assignments

Dear Leader McCarthy,

I, and the undersigned, respectfully request that you reinstate my committee assignments in this 117th Congress. As a duly elected representative, it is important my voice and the voice of my constituents be heard in the wake of false attacks perpetrated by the media bent on undermining our conservative values.

Background: In January 2019, The New York Times misquoted me and misrepresented my beliefs as a freedom-loving American. These remarks brought scandal to me and to Congress. As a result, the Republican congressional leadership stripped me of my committee assignments based on this false news story.

Thus, I am asking you and the Republican leadership to move past this incident and let's get to work.

So, I am asking you for an official apology and reinstatement of my committee assignments in the House of Representatives.


Steve King

Growing up in a law enforcement family in Storm Lake, IA allowed Congressman Steve King to learn the importance of justice and the rule of law. He attended Denison Community High School, where he met Marilyn Kelly, whom he married in 1972. The King family set down their roots in southern Sac County on an acreage between Odebolt and Kiron. They have lived in Kiron for 38 years and are currently members of St. Martin's Church in Odebolt. Steve and Marilyn have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.