Rep. Steve King Posts Meme Threatening ‘Civil War’ (Video)

Donald Trump is not the the only Republican fomenting domestic terrorism.

On Saturday, Iowa Rep. Steve King posted the following meme to Facebook:

Image credit: The Daily Mail

(Perhaps he didn’t know Iowa is portrayed on the blue team.)

This is just another example in a litany of white-supremacist rhetoric Rep. King has spewed.

He has called Caucasians a “subgroup of people” who have contributed the most to the world.

He has tweeted “we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

He blamed immigrants for ISIS and Ebola.

Despite Iowa not having been included in the Confederacy, King has been known to display the Confederate flag.

He has blamed abortion for killing “millions” of white babies.

He famously quipped for every child of undocumented immigrants “who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

The bridge too far that caused King’s fellow Republicans to strip him of his committee assignments, however, was apparently when he told the New York Times:

“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?”

Now former George W. Bush administration ethics lawyer and former Minnesota senatorial candidate, Richard Painter, is calling for King’s expulsion from the House of Representatives.

Painter tweeted:

“This is treason. Steve King should be expelled from the House immediately.”

King’s meme came one day after a white supremacist Trump supporter killed 49 Muslim worshipers in a Christchurch, New Zealand mosque, and two days after Donald Trump said in a Breitbart News interview:

“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump–I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

The mosque shooter hailed Donald Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

This as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports hate groups proliferating across the country increased to a record high in 2018 to 1,020.

So a white nationalist member of Congress “jokes” about a civil war while the self-identified nationalist President of the United States threatens that if pushed a “certain point,” his “tough people” would “play it tough.”

Bill Maher, host of HBO‘s Real Time With Bill Maher, has been speculating for a year that Donald Trump will not leave the White House if impeached or loses re-election.

Trump’s former attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, informed the House Oversight Committee last month:

“Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”

This is not something we ought to take lightly.

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Ted Millar is writer and teacher. His work has been featured in myriad literary journals, including Better Than Starbucks, The Broke Bohemian, Straight Forward Poetry, Caesura, Circle Show, Cactus Heart, Third Wednesday, and The Voices Project. He is also a contributor to The Left Place blog on Substack, and Medium.