SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man who threw a cup of water on Iowa Congressman Steve King has been sentenced to two years of probation.
Blake Gibbins, 27, of Lafayette, Colorado, had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on a member of Congress.
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.
King has gained national attention for his comments on many topics, especially those related to race and immigration.