Peter King

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Peter King is a Republican congressman from New York, where he represents the 3rd District.



King is the chairman of the House committee on Homeland Security. He was the chairman of the Emergency Preparedness subcommittee (which includes oversight of FEMA) in 2005.

A few of his positions:

  • recently endorsed the idea of extra screening of air passengers based on their religion and ethnicity. source
  • voted against the McCain anti-torture amendment.
  • co-sponsored the (failed) 2006 anti-immigrant bill (and antagonized local Catholics along the way)
  • consistently votes against improvements in port security
  • supports teaching Intelligent Design in schools
  • called the AARP and NAACP "radical organizations" (Source: [ DailyKos diary.)

Winston Smith, How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up?

King called for prosecution of the New York Times, and its reporters and editors, for publishing a story that the Bush administration was secretly examining thousands of financial transactions, see Warrantless Eavesdropping Timeline for June 2006. (Source: Financial Times, June 26, 2006, p.2)

King Quote: "No one elected The New York Times to do anything. And The New York Times is putting its own arrogant elitist left-wing agenda before the interests of the American people. And I'm calling on the attorney general to begin a criminal investigation and prosecution of The New York Times. Source: Fox News Sunday. June 25, 2006.


  • "There are too many mosques in this country." -, Sept. 19, 2007.

External Links

  • Official website
  • Kingwatch, local lefty blog tracking King's work

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