(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday the Chechen community in the United States doesn't have a history of radicalization but argued it's time to question whether that's changed.
In an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," the longtime congressman from New York also said it was "offensive" for the parents of the two suspected bombers to argue their sons were being framed in the U.S.
(CNN) – A top House Republican influential on homeland security matters said cutting federal spending for local law enforcement can have serious consequences for fighting terrorism.
"We have to be aggressive and never let our guard down," Rep. Peter King told CNN, hours after bombings at Monday's Boston Marathon killed three people and sent more than 130 people to hospitals.
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said he doesn't want to be "reinventing" the wheel on the gun bill in the Senate and plans to make a similar background check proposal in the House with Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California.
"My goal would be to get the strongest background check bill we can," King said.
(CNN) - The Republican Party appears split over whether to block gun legislation in the Senate.
While more than a dozen GOP senators have stated they plan to block the proposed bill from proceeding, a number of Republicans are saying the public deserves to hear debate over the legislation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has also vowed to oppose the bill as it now stands.
(CNN) - The United States would be right to launch a military strike against North Korea if there is "solid evidence" that it plans to attack America or South Korea, a congressional Republican influential on national security matters said on Tuesday.
"If we have good reason to believe there's going to be an attack, I believe we have the right to take preemptive action," Rep. Peter King of New York said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
(CNN) - Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."
He qualified that by explaining he does not fear the North launching a successful attack on the U.S. mainland, but is concerned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "is trying to establish himself ... trying to be the tough guy," and may "box himself in" and need to display some level of military might.
(CNN) - Speaking after President Barack Obama's news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said the United States should favor Israelis when it comes to brokering peace in the region.
"I think to some extent, we should play favorites," King said on CNN's "Starting Point." "I mean there is not an equivalency between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel is our closest ally in the Middle East. It is the only democracy in the Middle East. We obviously want to work with the Palestinians and want to bring about peace. But I don’t see either a moral or diplomatic equivalency between the two."
King also said the president's trip to Israel had so far been a success.
(CNN) – During a fundraising event, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York took to the boxing ring to fight former kickboxing champ Josh Foley.
King, 68, has been training for several years and went head to head for two rounds with Foley, who's almost 40 years younger than him, in Long Island Saturday night.
(CNN) - New York has long been seen as something like a political ATM, one of several states ripe with cash for candidates who visit, collect checks and return to their districts or states to campaign.
Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, again blasted a member of his party who tapped the New York fundraising well but cast a vote against federal relief funds for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. This time, the candidate in his sights was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Washington (CNN) - Certain Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they'll now vote for John Boehner's re-election as House Speaker, despite earlier offering uncertainty over whether they'd cast their vote for the top Republican.
Rep. Michael Grimm, the freshman Republican who represents Staten Island, said he would "absolutely" vote for Boehner, hours after saying he would likely abstain when the House votes for the position on Thursday.