September 26th, 2013
07:36 PM ET
7 months ago

Rep. King: Cruz supporters making 'vile, obscene' phone calls

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King, who called fellow Republican Ted Cruz a 'fraud,' said his office is now receiving threatening phone calls from people who say they're supporters of the Texas senator.

"You can't always blame a person if his followers act in a terrible way," King said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." However, he expressed concern about the "vile, obscene" nature of the phone calls.
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Filed under: Peter King • Ted Cruz
Lawmaker: U.S. surely working to prevent Al-Shabaab attack in U.S.
September 22nd, 2013
01:22 PM ET
7 months ago

Lawmaker: U.S. surely working to prevent Al-Shabaab attack in U.S.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King, a member of the House intelligence committee who has been briefed on Saturday’s attack in Nairobi, Kenya, argued Sunday the brutal mall killings show a “growing influence of al Qaeda in Africa.”

In an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” the New York Republican also said he assumes the United States government is looking to prevent any attempts in the U.S. by Al-Shabaab, the group claiming responsibility for the attack.
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Filed under: Africa • Peter King
September 20th, 2013
11:11 AM ET
7 months ago

Peter King: Ted Cruz 'is a fraud'

Washington (CNN) - The government shutdown showdown is getting ugly.

Republican Rep. Peter King said Friday that his Republican colleague in the Senate, Ted Cruz, "is a fraud" who will "no longer have any influence in the Republican Party" after the House votes on a measure that could potentially lead to a government shutdown.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Health care • Peter King • Ted Cruz
September 19th, 2013
07:01 PM ET
7 months ago

Rep. King on defund plan: ‘Custer, Kamikaze’

Updated 9/19/2013 at 8:03pm

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Peter King continued his vocal opposition to a plan by fellow Republicans to defund Obamacare by tying it to legislation to keep the government funded.

"Whether it’s Custer, whether it’s kamikaze, or whether it’s Gallipoli or whatever, we are going to lose this," the New York Republican said on CNN's "Situation Room." Gallipoli was a failed allied campaign during World War I.
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Filed under: Congress • House Republicans • Peter King • Sean Duffy
Peter King and other House Republicans meet with WH chief of staff
September 9th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
8 months ago

Peter King and other House Republicans meet with WH chief of staff

Washington (CNN) – New York Republican Rep. Peter King, a supporter of military action in Syria, and several other House GOP members met with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Monday at the White House to discuss Syria and the president's speech Tuesday night.

King declined to identify the whole group, but said Reps. Tom Cotton, Mike Pompeo, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers – all of whom back the president's plan in Syria – were among those in the meeting.
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Filed under: Denis McDonough • Peter King • Syria
August 18th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
8 months ago

Lawmakers: NSA reform needed

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said Sunday he's hopeful the House will have another chance to vote on a measure that would curb the National Security Agency.

The Washington Post reported Friday that an internal NSA audit showed that the agency broke privacy rules "thousands of times each year," by making illegal interceptions of phone calls and e-mails, using methods later deemed illegal, and not fully reporting the extent of the agency's errors.
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Filed under: Chris Van Hollen • NSA • Peter King • Rand Paul • State of the Union
July 31st, 2013
06:57 PM ET
9 months ago

King hammers away at Paul in GOP infighting

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York fired back at Sen. Rand Paul, who accused him of being part of a Republican wing that’s “all for blowing up stuff, but not too concerned with fiscal responsibility.”

The longtime congressman from Long Island argued Paul and his libertarian-leaning views on foreign policy were making “America the enemy.”
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul • TV-The Situation Room
After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid
July 29th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
9 months ago

After hits from King and Christie, Rand Paul fires back on Sandy aid

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul attempted to rebut recent criticism of his stance on national security issues on Sunday, telling attendees of a Republican fundraiser in Tennessee that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and GOP Rep. Peter King of New York were depleting the government's coffers by asking for federal disaster relief.

"The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending," Paul said at a "Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans" event in Franklin, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Peter King • Rand Paul
July 28th, 2013
11:41 AM ET
9 months ago

King equates Rand Paul with anti-war Democrat McGovern

Updated at 8:02 p.m. ET on 7/28

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul’s criticism of the National Security Agency’s spying programs puts him in the same category as the late George McGovern, the anti-war 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Sunday.

Echoing remarks last week from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, King sharply chastised Paul for suggesting admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden was performing an act of civil disobedience when he revealed the massive snooping programs.
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Filed under: NSA • Peter King • Rand Paul
King: ‘Pathological problem’ should bar Weiner from becoming mayor
July 28th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
9 months ago

King: ‘Pathological problem’ should bar Weiner from becoming mayor

(CNN) - Anthony Weiner’s proclivity for sending sexually charged online messages is a “pathological problem” that should prevent him from assuming the role of New York City mayor, Rep. Peter King said Sunday.

A Republican representing parts of Long Island, New York, King said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Weiner was “not psychologically qualified to be mayor of the city of New York.”
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York • Peter King
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