Steve King denies putting civil war meme on his Facebook page

Published: Mar. 19, 2019 at 11:21 PM CDT
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Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King was questioned Tuesday night at an event in Algona about something someone put on his social media over the weekend and then took down.

The image was on King's Facebook page. It shows a slug-fest between Democratic and Republican-leaning states. It says "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." It goes on to say "wonder who would win." Tuesday night, King denied putting that on his page.

"I found out that was posted [Monday] morning. I don't manage that page. And I could control it, but I don't manage it. And I wasn't aware that that was posted until [Monday] morning, and I also was under the understanding that it was taken down right away and it wasn't. I wish it had never gone up," King said.

He has already lost all of his committee assignments due to comments about white supremacy the New York Times reported he said in an interview.