In Michigan, which helped deliver Trump the presidency, many of his supporters find his stand for a border wall too disruptive, even for him.
The escalating dispute between the House speaker and the president comes as the record-breaking partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.
Most House Republicans see McCarthy as a political animal and Trump ally focusing more on repairing the party’s brand than in pushing a policy agenda.
Tom Marino, who was elected to a fifth term in November, said he will step down Jan. 23 and take a job in the private sector.
Top Democrats were concerned that censure of King over his racial remarks might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech and referred the issue to the House Ethics Committee.
The House speaker's letter suggesting Trump postpone his speech, or deliver it in writing, sowed a bit of confusion.
Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, called on Tuesday for King to “find another line of work.”
“We will not be seating Steve King on any committees in the 116th Congress,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after a GOP Steering Committee meeting Monday night. The decision was unanimous. It must be ratified by all House Republicans.
“It is a challenge for us,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said of the Republican Party and race as House Democrats weighed a punishment for the congressman from Iowa.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who has cast himself as a moderate on immigration policy, made at a $25-per-ticket event in his Denver-area district.