Iowa Rep. Steve King posted a meme Sunday to his verified Facebook page, which he later deleted, depicting "another Civil War," to which King added the caption "Wonder who would win."
“One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use,” says the meme, which shows two figures comprised of red and blue states fighting.
King apparently did not notice that his home state of Iowa is depicted on the losing blue side.
King said in February he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership’s move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy.
Asked about his future, King said “I am running in 2020.”
King, a nine-term Republican from Iowa’s sprawling 4th District, was speaking during a taping of an Iowa Public Television program.
King sparked an uproar and was stripped of his committee assignment after being quoted in a New York Times story saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” As a result The New York Times has dubbed him America's "White Supremacist Congressman."
In his re-election campaign, King said he will stress his close ties to President Donald Trump and tell voters, “Don’t let the elitists in this country, the power brokers in this country, tell you who is going to represent you in the United States Congress.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article
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