The disgraced lawmaker ― who was unceremoniously stripped of all his House committee assignments this year for previous white nationalist rhetoric ― shared a graphic that imagined “another civil war,” this time between red and blue states.
“One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use,” states the meme, shared on one of King’s verified Facebook pages.
“Wonder who would win...” added King, apparently not noticing that his home state was depicted on the losing side.
The meme has since been removed from his Facebook page. King’s office did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Twitter users called out King for sharing the image:
Can we have a serious conversation about this? @SteveKingIA posted this image to his facebook yesterday (presumably to own libs), however it is far beyond hyperbole and antithetical to his duties as a Congressman. pic.twitter.com/fp8NgdcBpF— The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) March 18, 2019
1. His own state is in the one getting punched.— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) March 18, 2019
2. Buncha the "defenseless blue states with no guns" include cities/neighborhoods Steve King wouldn't visit without armor and backup.
3. Cute cartoon - now do one by actual population and life expectancy - "Red Guy" has a glass jaw. pic.twitter.com/76zQHUAt0f
Bragging about needing 8 trillion bullets to take out 150 million people doesn’t sound as cool as Steve King thinks it does.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) March 18, 2019
Tremendous timing by white nationalist Congressman Steve King. https://t.co/3vcujTtH2Q— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 17, 2019
Does Steve King really want to have another makers vs takers argument with a splash of white supremacy? https://t.co/Vz2l8p1KUI— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) March 17, 2019
Steve King is so dense that he didn’t notice his home state is part of the losing side in the graphic https://t.co/6yzH61aAUa— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 18, 2019
Rep. Steve King of Iowa joking about the demise of Iowa?— Isabella Rosario (@irosarioc) March 18, 2019
weird flex but okay https://t.co/xAfis6dly6
Seriously what the fuck is wrong with these people pic.twitter.com/1d6opXFaF6— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) March 17, 2019
Here is a sitting U.S congressman joking about a civil war..— Oskaer (@Osman__13) March 18, 2019
Steve King should be expelled from Congress.. pic.twitter.com/XeSlveqaum
This story has been updated to note the meme has been removed from King’s Facebook page. Hayley Miller contributed reporting.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.