King “gigged” a mole

This is Congressman Steve King’s latest Tweet:

Just gigged another mole. Tools: garden hose & gig. Water runs down hill. Moles can’t hold their breath long. Nosce hostem = habeas corpus!

A gig is a spear, usually used for fishing or catching frogs.  In this case, King used it to get a mole. Nosce hostem is Latin.  Tuum nosce hostem means “know thy (public) enemy.”  If it’s a personal enemy, it’s tuum nosce inimicum.  Habeas corpus is another Latin term, a legal one, which I think in this context means King has the body of the mole.

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