A Colorado man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a glass of water on Rep. Steve King Steven (Steve) Arnold KingLouisiana rep calls Steve King a 'white supremacist' after Katrina comment Steve King contrasts New Orleans to Iowa on disaster response: 'Someone take care of each other' Pompeo man anti-Semitic language 'even in the great halls of our own Capitol' MORE (R-Iowa).
Local officials said 26-year-old Blake Gibbins, or Lafayette, Colo., was arrested for throwing water at the lawmaker shortly after Friday at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
King was reportedly eating lunch when Gibbons approached the table and allegedly threw water, hitting King and those at lunch.
Authorities said Gibbins was arrested and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
The Hill has reached out to King's office for comment.
The incident comes as King faces backlash for saying that the people of New Orleans asked for help during Hurricane Katrina flooding, while the people of Iowa have helped each other.
"Here's what FEMA tells me: We go to a place like New Orleans and everybody's looking around saying," Who's gonna help me? "" King said, according to a video posted to his Facebook page.
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) called King a "white supremacist" for making the comments.
King recently defeated controversy when he questioned how the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" became offensive in a New York Times interview.
King has defended himself, previously asserting that he was referring only to "Western civilization" when asked "how did that language become offensive."
The House passed a resolution condemning white supremacy following his remarks, with King supporting the measure. He was stripped of his committee assignments.