A Colorado man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a glass of water on Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingLouisiana rep calls Steve King a ‘white supremacist’ after Katrina remark Steve King contrasts New Orleans to Iowa on catastrophe response: ‘Iowans handle one another’ Pompeo bemoans anti-Semitic language ‘even within the nice halls of our personal Capitol’ MORE (R-Iowa).
Native officers mentioned 26-year-old Blake Gibbins, of Lafayette, Colo., was arrested for throwing water on the lawmaker shortly after midday on Friday at the Mineral Metropolis Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
King was reportedly consuming a gaggle lunch when Gibbons approached the desk and allegedly threw water, hitting King and people at lunch.
Authorities mentioned Gibbins was arrested and charged with easy assault and disorderly conduct.
The Hill has reached out to King’s workplace for remark.
The incident comes as King faces backlash for saying at a city corridor on Thursday that Federal Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) officers advised him the individuals of New Orleans requested for assist throughout Hurricane Katrina flooding, whereas the individuals of Iowa have helped one another within the midst of main floods at present hitting the midwest.
“Right here’s what FEMA tells me: We go to a spot like New Orleans and everyone’s trying round saying, ‘Who’s gonna assist me?’” King mentioned, in response to a video posted to his Fb web page.
Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondLouisiana rep calls Steve King a ‘white supremacist’ after Katrina remark Biden’s problem: Satisfying the left GOP lawmaker affords invoice letting NCAA athletes revenue from their picture MORE (D-La.) known as King a “white supremacist” for making the feedback.
King additionally lately created controversy when he questioned how the phrases “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” turned offensive in a New York Instances interview.
King has defended himself, beforehand asserting that he was referring solely to “Western civilization” when asking “how did that language change into offensive.”
The Home handed a decision condemning white supremacy following his remarks, with King supporting the measure. He was stripped of his committee assignments.