Pete King Calls for ‘All-Out Political and Legislative War’ Against Snowden Clemency

Pete King, (screengrab: foxnews.com)
Pete King, (screengrab: foxnews.com)

Long Island Congressman Pete King, not known for being bashful on national security issues, is calling for “all-out” political warfare to prevent NSA leaker Edward Snowden from being granted clemency.

“The president has the right to give pardons–to give clemency; the Justice Department can do that,” Mr. King said in a Fox News interview yesterday. “But to me there should be an all-out political and legislative war over this.” Continue reading “Pete King Calls for ‘All-Out Political and Legislative War’ Against Snowden Clemency”

Pete King Says Obama Is ‘Abdicating His Responsibility’ on Syria

President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

Rep. Pete King says President Barack Obama made a serious mistake today when he announced he’d seek congressional approval to attack Syria, which is accused of slaughtering its own people with chemical weapons.

Mr. King, an outspoken hawk on foreign policy matters who is flirting with his own presidential bid in 2016, accused Mr. Obama of setting a precedent that will hamstring other administrations going forward. “President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents,” Mr. King argued in a statement.

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Michael Grimm Picks a Fight With Rand Paul

Rand Paul. (Photo: Getty)
Rand Paul. (Photo: Getty)

Raging against libertarian-minded presidential hopefuls is normally the territory of Long Island Congressman Pete King, but this morning, Staten Island’s Michael Grimm stepped up to the plate, labeling Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s comments regarding Hurricane Sandy aid “disgraceful” and “simply moronic.”

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Pete King Fund-Raises off Presidential Speculation

Pete KIng. (Photo: Getty)
Pete King. (Photo: Getty)

Hey, did you hear that Congressman Pete King might run for president? If you haven’t, Mr. King wants that to change.

Hours after confirming his interest in the White House to Politicker today, Mr. King fired off an email to his supporters entitled, “Rep. Peter King Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid.” In the quick missive, Mr. King says, “Recently my name has been floated as a potential 2016 Presidential candidate … I won’t rule out a possible run.”

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Pete King Says He’s ‘Certainly’ Looking at Running for President

Pete King. (Photo: Getty)
Pete King. (Photo: Getty)

Late last night, Newxmax reported that Long Island GOP Congressman Pete King, not widely considered one of the top contenders for the White House for 2016, was nevertheless looking at running for president, citing anonymous sources.

This afternoon, Mr. King confirmed the report to Politicker.

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Pete King on Boston Suspect: ‘What in the Community Radicalized Him?’

SWAT team prepares at  the Watertown Mall (Photo: Getty)
SWAT team prepares at the Watertown Mall (Photo: Getty)

With the news that two of the suspected terrorists from last Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing have roots in the Russia’s Muslim-dominated Chechnyan region, Long Island Congressman Pete King says the United States “can’t afford to be politically correct” with its immigration policies anymore.

“I do believe that whether it’s Chechnya or whether it’s really any countries from areas where there is fighting going on–particularly terrorist fighting–that we have to be extra careful, extra scrupulous,” Mr. King argued during a PIX 11 interview earlier this afternoon. “That would include, to me, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Somalia [and] obviously …. somebody of a Chechnyan background. All of that, to me, we can’t afford to be politically correct and say that somebody coming from a country where there’s a Muslim war going on is the same as somebody … from Switzerland, for instance. There’s a difference.”

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Pete King Says Boston ‘Terrorist Attack’ Shows Need for Police Surveillance

Pete King on Morning Joe. (Screengrab: MSNBC)
Pete King on Morning Joe. (Screengrab: MSNBC)

President Barack Obama may have been reluctant to use the term “terrorism” to describe yesterday’s deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, but Long Island Rep. Pete King, who up until recently was Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, thinks there’s no doubt.

“Clearly, this was a terrorist attack,” Mr. King said on Morning Joe today. “You had the multiple explosions. You had someone who was able to penetrate security. Amateurs don’t do that, so this was well-planned and coordinated. It was a terrorist attack. It’s a question of who did it, … it’s too early to say. Obviously we have to consider whether it was Islamic jihad. It could also be white supremacist, it could be anti-government people.”

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