Congressman Steve King (R-IA) was stripped of his committee assignments and admonished by leading members of his party earlier this year for defending white supremacy.
While one might assume the embattled Representative would be more measured in his public comments going forward, but King doesn't seem concerned with meeting those expectations.
The Congressman posted a meme to his Facebook page featuring the red states and blue states assembling to punch each other. The meme read:
"Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side has about 8 trillion bullets while the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use."
Steve King via @sparrowmedia/Twitter
Rhetoric like this only exacerbates the partisanship rampant within the United States.
Many people want King to face punishment.
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA King should be censured by Congress (again).— IM (@IM) 1552915285.0
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA He needs to be censured. And removed next election. He's learned nothing from having his… https://t.co/9XI8YzfQMu— Mombity at Large (@Mombity at Large) 1552915799.0
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA I guess when you have nothing assigned to you, you act like a 5-yr old and send out a ca… https://t.co/VfU1sG5Ibc— Truly Concerned Citizen (@Truly Concerned Citizen) 1552889088.0
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA Agreed. He has violated said responsibilities time and time again. Kick the the bum out… https://t.co/DpBsMsFJ06— Scott Wick (@Scott Wick) 1552889842.0
Not to mention, the meme's logic is flawed.
From the illustration, to the sentiment.
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA One thing that strikes me about the image's caption is how it encapsulates the way trans… https://t.co/pBV22U3qiZ— Anastasia Walker (@Anastasia Walker) 1552912731.0
@sparrowmedia @SteveKingIA One side has science and all the extremely smart people, the other side needs signs to not bring guns places. 🤔— ⚜️Rachael013⚜️ Ⓥ (@⚜️Rachael013⚜️ Ⓥ) 1552898661.0
@sparrowmedia @jehorowitz @SteveKingIA Steve King is trash... but that map puts his home state of Iowa in the blue… https://t.co/7CF34ean71— Gabriel Mann (@Gabriel Mann) 1552877911.0
Also unsettling: certain Trump supporters often warn of another civil war should Democrats regain power.
Excellent thread! If the Democrats want a civil war in this country, all it would take is an attempt to disarm it’s… https://t.co/DYoWEydV0t— 🇺🇸America First🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸America First🇺🇸) 1552914174.0
@Morning_Joe if a Democrat ever gets elected Pres again...there will be civil war bc they will declare a war on gun… https://t.co/9WRxYvWM78— 🏰SirLancelot🏰 (@🏰SirLancelot🏰) 1552904420.0
we must prepare for the eventual civil war if we r to really MAGA.......the government led by the deep state, democ… https://t.co/h81Tybok9V— eugene ryman (@eugene ryman) 1552863231.0
@FoxNews ALL THESE SHOOTINGS ARE STAGE SO THE DEMOCRATS CAN JUSTIFY TAKING OUR GUN RIGHTS AWAY, TRUMP IS NOT GOING… https://t.co/6vYDGQm9mn— Arlene (@Arlene) 1552851853.0
Perhaps King should choose his words more carefully since, inexplicably, people still heed them.