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Man pleads guilty to throwing a cup of water on Congressman King

Charles City, Iowa – A Colorado man accused of assaulting Republican Congressman Steve King with water in March is pleading guilty to one count of assaulting a member of congress. 

Twenty-seven-year-Blake Gibbons has signed a plea agreement, admitting he intentionally “threw a cup of water” on Congressman King. The incident happened at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge.

Gibbons manages a “Not Your Orphan” YouTube channel, and is an advocate for the rights of adopted children. He faces a maximum sentence of “not more than one year” in prison on the assault charge and a maximum 100-thousand dollar fine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sioux City.

King made comments about the incident during his town hall meeting in Charles City a few months ago.


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