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Man gets probation for tossing water on Iowa Rep. King

Water on Congressman-Charges Steve King
Posted at 2:34 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 15:34:42-05

FORT DODGE, IOWA — A Colorado man who threw a cup of water on Iowa Congressman Steve King has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Blake Gibbins, of Lafayette, Colorado, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a member of Congress. Gibbins admitted he approached a table at a Fort Dodge restaurant on March 22 last year and threw a cup of water at the Republican. Gibbins' attorney has said Gibbins' actions were out of character and may have resulted from recent emotional pressure.

Gibbins was in Iowa for a family funeral when he approached King, and Gibbins had no criminal history.