GOP Rep. Steve King Claims 8 Trillion Bullets Would Help GOP Win Hypothetical Civil War
Donald Trump faced criticism last week for what can be construed as threats against democratic voters. The president claimed that while the left likes to talk tough, all the “tough guys” are on his side.
Trump’s statements seem to have riled up one of the most controversial members of Congress. Steve King (R-IA) posted a meme suggesting that the Republicans would win a hypothetical war against Democrats.
The Facebook post 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.”
Just white supremacist congressman Steve King joking about civil war pic.twitter.com/AqpXkzIvRC
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) March 17, 2019
King faced immediate criticism for not only the message before the meme but also it’s timing. Much of the world was still reeling this weekend from the fallout of the Christchurch massacre. NBC’s Ben Collins, wrote, “Tremendous timing by white nationalist Congressman Steve King.”
Tremendous timing by white nationalist Congressman Steve King. https://t.co/3vcujTtH2Q
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 17, 2019
While King has been making controversial comments for many years, he has just recently begun to face repercussions. In October of 2017, King was called out by Steve Stivers, the head of the NRCC, a week before he faced reelection in Iowa.
In a January interview with the New York Times, King asked, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
Following those comments, Republicans removed King from both the Judiciary and Agriculture committees. House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, said, “This is not the first time we’ve heard these comments. That is not the party of Lincoln and it’s definitely not American.”
Republican leaders have yet to respond to King’s latest actions.