Steve King deletes Facebook post asking who would win new US civil war

A meme posted on Facebook by Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingJuan Williams: Stephen Miller must be fired Why the GOP march of mad hatters poses a threat to our Democracy MSNBC's Donny Deutsch: 'Pathetic' Republicans who stormed closed hearing are 'boring, nerdy-looking white guys' MORE (R-Iowa) asking whether red states or blue states would win a new U.S. civil war has been deleted.

The meme depicting human figures composed of “red” and “blue” states, with King’s state included among the blue ones, was posted on King's facebook page on Saturday evening.

“Wonder who would win....,” King added to the meme, followed by a smirking emoji.

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It's not clear who put together the original image. 

“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,” the meme reads.

In January, King was stripped of his committee assignments after the publication of a New York Times interview in which he questioned when identifying as a white nationalist or white supremacist “became offensive.”

King’s use of social media was the subject of frequent controversy before the interview, including a tweet in which he said “we can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies” and a June 2018 retweet of British white nationalist Mark Collett.