Liberal journalists and celebrities are publicly celebrating the man who was arrested for assaulting Republican Rep. Steve King at a restaurant in Iowa over the weekend — and a GoFundMe has even been launched to raise money for him.
The fundraiser for the attacker has raised $3,125 of its $3,000 goal in roughly 16 hours.
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According to a statement from the Fort Dodge Police Department, Rep. King was having a group lunch around 12:30 p.m. when 26-year-old Blake Gibbins approached the table and inquired about his identity.
Ultimately, the man ended up throwing a glass of water at Rep. King — and others at the table were also hit.
“When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the intended victim, United States Representative Steve King, was having a group lunch when an unknown male approached their table. The male approached Mr. King, inquired as to his identity, and ultimately threw a glass of water on Mr. King,” the statement from police says. “Others having lunch with Mr. King were also struck. Based on witness information, it is believed Mr. King was specifically targeted due to his position as a United States Representative.”
Now, there are hundreds of tweets from the left openly celebrating the act of political violence.
“Blake Gibbins, American Hero” https://t.co/tV2ZI2fMgN
— Tim Rock (@Mrtimrock) March 22, 2019
Superman wears Blake Gibbins PJs to bed at night. https://t.co/jrJIsi0NB3
— Ron Roberts (@ImRonRoberts) March 23, 2019
— Ian Malcolm (@malcolmsci) March 23, 2019
Blake Gibbins, 26, is a hero and a rock star!
Take 1 minute to read article https://t.co/KbcqKf9l4x
— Dale Taylor (@torquevector00) March 23, 2019
Put respeck on his name. Blake Gibbins. https://t.co/eCV1hchm1z
— It’s Me, Ryne (@_RHancock19) March 23, 2019
Bob Brigham, the senior editor at the blog Raw Story, said that the police were “defending white supremacy” by arresting the attacker.
Another instance of police defending white supremacy.
Blake Gibbins should’ve been given a medal, instead he was arrested?
America can’t stop white nationalist terrorism without fixing the crisis of their racist cop enablers.
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) March 23, 2019
People are cheering the man who dumped water on Steve King
Imagine what these same people would be saying if the same thing happened to Ilhan Omar
Meanwhile, normal people would condemn it all pic.twitter.com/thJQ35J31O
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 23, 2019
The GoFundMe campaign description reads, “Nearly everybody knows Steve King is a boob. Blake did what many of us wish we could do. Let’s show him our support for his actions!”