Steve King re-reads controversial comments on House floor

"I want to read it to you the way I believe I said it," Rep. King said.
1:08 | 01/15/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Steve King re-reads controversial comments on House floor
I understand how you interpreted my words when you read them this way. There is no tape. For this interview that I did it was 56 minutes long. There are some notes on the other end but there is no tape there's no way to go back and listen but I can tell you this. That ideology. Never shows up in my head. I don't know how it could possibly come out of my mouth. So I'm gonna tell you that the words are likely what I said. I don't want to read it to you the way I believe I said. And that's this. White nationalist white supremacists. Western civilization. How did that language become offensive. Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and civilization. That's the end of the quote. Just to watch western civilization become a derogatory term in political discourse today. That's what I believe happened. And it's thirteen words ironically. That's caused this fire strong. And again I regret that we are in this place.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:08","description":"\"I want to read it to you the way I believe I said it,\" Rep. King said.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/Politics","id":"60399182","title":"Steve King re-reads controversial comments on House floor","url":"/Politics/video/steve-king-reads-controversial-comments-house-floor-60399182"}