Representative Steve King (R-IA) has been outed as a white supremacist supporter, and Donald Trump has been actively supporting their beliefs, especially during his rallies. The president continues his racist speech, creating an atmosphere for others to follow in such ugly activities. After years of racist speech, the House finally came down on King, rebuking him for his words and actions. A Colorado man, though, took the situation in hand himself.
The Iowa representative asked a journalist during an earlier interview, when did “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” become offensive? The House passed a resolution condemning white supremacy after his and others’ offensive remarks, and the Republicans stripped King of his committee assignments.
A Lafayette, Colorado man Blake Gibbins, 26, approached King’s restaurant table and threw a glass of water on the representative. King was at a restaurant in Fort Dodge, IA. Apparently, King was dining with a group at the Mineral City Mill and Grill, according to the Fort Dodge, Iowa Facebook page:
What may have set Gibbins off was that during a town hall, King said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told him that people in New Orleans requested aide during Hurricane Katrina and the flooding aftermath when the levy broke. Then, the representative said the people of Iowa helped one another out during the current significant floods in the area. The implication was clear. People in Iowa pulled themselves up while those in New Orleans would not.
King posted a video on his Facebook page.
‘Here’s what FEMA tells me: We go to a place like New Orleans and everybody’s looking around saying, “Who’s gonna help me?”‘
As a result of making his comments, Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said that King was a “white supremacist.” King said he was only talking about “Western civilization,” even though he travels the globe supporting white supremacy.
The police arrested Gibbons, and he was charged with disorderly conduct and simple assault.