GOP votes to strip Steve King of all committee assignments: report
Steve King speaks to MSNBC (screen grab)

The Republican Steering Committee unanimously voted on Monday to strip embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of all committee assignments, MSNBC reports.

A statement announcing the vote was released by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the GOP leader in the House.

King has found himself under increasing fire for his racist comments.

"Leader McCarthy’s decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement. "Ultimately, I told him, ‘You have to do what you have to do and I will do what I have to do.’”