Rep. Steve King Criticized for Controversial Social Media Post

Rep. Steve King posted a meme Saturday about a hypothetical civil war between “blue states” fighting over which bathroom to use and “red states” with trillions of bullets.

The post is an image of two figures composed of traditionally Democratic-leaning and Republican-leaning states in fighting postures with text superimposed over top. The caption reads: “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.”

“Wonder who would win?” the Iowa Republican wrote on Facebook.

The image appears to have originated in a 2013 New York Times book review by Michael Kinsley titled “War of Umbrage.”

Read more at Roll Call.

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