Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments

He never should have been re-elected but, alas:

(CNN)Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has been stripped of committee assignments following racist comments he made to The New York Times in a report published last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday.

McCarthy announced that the House Republican Steering Committee — which oversees committee assignments — met Monday night and made a decision that King “will not be serving on committees in this Congress.”
Earlier Monday, a pair of the Senate’s most high-profile Republicans on Monday sharply condemned King, the highest ranking GOP officials to publicly rebuke King after comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.

The criticism from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Utah freshman Sen. Mitt Romney, comes as the House plans to vote as soon as Tuesday on a resolution to disapprove of the actions of King, who has a history of making incendiary comments related to race and immigration.

Passenger carries firearm through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight

This shutdown is terrible and I’m afraid it’s going to get a lot worse soon:

A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration.

“TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the morning of January 3,” the release states.

Question of the Day

What are your favorite non-political blogs? They can focus on art, technology, books, food, etc.

This is completely a selfish question. My sphere of blogs have become stagnant and I’m just reading too much about Trump at the moment and need some mental sorbet.