Steve King unveils 'Diamond and Silk Act' named for conservative YouTubers

Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments 11 Essential reads you missed this week MORE (R-Iowa) this week unveiled legislation named for the conservative YouTube personalities “Diamond and Silk.”

The Diamond and Silk Act would take funds from so-called sanctuary cities and reallocate the money to help veterans and homeless people, according to Roll Call

“The ‘Diamond and Silk Act,’ which may also be referred to as the ‘End Sanctuaries and Help Our American Homeless and Veterans Act,’ is the product of a discussion on immigration policy with King held with Diamond and Silk earlier this year,” said a press release from his office, the news outlet reported.


“It came out of our discussions,” King said at a Wednesday press conference.

Last year, King invited Diamond and Silk to testify at a House hearing about alleged censorship of conservatives on social media.  

House leadership removed King from his committee assignments earlier this year after he questioned in an interview with The New York Times how the terms “white nationalist,” "Western civilization" and “white supremacist” became offensive.