Pete King Wants a ‘More Sustained Policy’ Against Russia

Congressman Peter King, no fan of Russia. (Photo: Getty)
Congressman Peter King, no fan of Russia. (Photo: Getty)

Congressman Pete King made it clear today he will probably never smoke a peace pipe with Vladimir Putin. 

Mr. King, the former chair of his chamber’s homeland security host, told ABC radio host Geraldo Rivera that he wants a “more sustained policy” against Russia in the wake of the violent protests that have rocked neighboring Ukraine.  Continue reading “Pete King Wants a ‘More Sustained Policy’ Against Russia”

‘Good for Her’: Peter King Defends Diplomat’s E.U. Bashing

Congressman Peter King, not a European Union fa. (Photo: Getty)
Congressman Peter King is not a fan of the European Union. (Photo: Getty)

A senior American official has already apologized for uttering “fuck the E.U.” in a leaked phone conversation, but Congressman Peter King commended her sentiment this morning in a radio interview, telling the host, “good for her.”

Mr. King told radio host Geraldo River that he agreed with the comments made by Victoria Nuland, the country’s top diplomat for European and Eurasian affairs, and made it clear he is absolutely not a fan of the European Union–which he called “self-righteous.” Continue reading “‘Good for Her’: Peter King Defends Diplomat’s E.U. Bashing”

Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire

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

Republican Congressman Pete King today took aim at the Tea Party, launching a PAC to promote what he dubs “common sense” candidates–and to lay the groundwork for his potential run for president.

Speaking to Politicker by phone as he drove across New Hampshire, Mr. King said the new effort, unveiled today in the crucial early voting state, was aimed at helping Republican candidates who reject the Tea Party’s isolationist, anti-government message. Continue reading “Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire”

Pete King Is Thinking About Running for President!

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

In the five days since Pete King confirmed his interest in a possible presidential campaign, the Long Island congressman has sent at least four emails to supporters touting the self-propelled speculation.

“Rep. Pete King Could Be Very Formidable Presidential Candidate vs. Hillary Clinton,” read one subject line. Another declared, “Rep. Pete King Potential 2016 Presidential Bid Garnering Lots of Attention.”

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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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Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann

Anthony Weiner holds court at a civic meeting in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.
Anthony Weiner holds court at a civic meeting in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, before the debate last night.

Anthony Weiner was far more willing to rekindle old tensions with one of his former House colleagues than another last night.

Mr. Weiner, a week into his run for mayor, readily ripped Long Island Rep. Pete King on Wednesday. But, even when pressed, the infamously snarky Democrat had nothing to say about Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann–who spread allegations against his wife, Huma Abedin–and announced this week that she will not be seeking re-election next year.

“I have to say that Peter King, for one, has precious little authority on the subject, given the shameful way he has targeted people in one particular religion in his hearings,” he said in response to a Jewish Press forum question about the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of Muslim communities. “But, all that being said, I have absolutely no problem with the police, as part of their regular policing, trying to surveil any situation irrespective of where it is.”  Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann”

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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