Man Arrested After Assaulting Congressman Steve King in Iowa

A Colorado man was arrested on Friday after allegedly throwing water on Congressman Steve King of Iowa.

King who was eating lunch with a group when the 26-year-old Blake Gibbins, of Lafayette, Colorado, approached the congressman’s table and through a glass of water on King, the Fort Dodge police department stated.

Based on information authorities received from witnesses, they believe that King was targeted because of his status as a U.S. Congressman.

According to the Des Moines Register, Gibbins was visiting family in the area and did not know King would be in the restaurant.

Gibbins was charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.  According to things uploaded on his YouTube channel, Gibbins is a liberal activist and Bernie Sanders supporter.

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