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.
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.”
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.”
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.
For Republican Congressman Pete King—who only recently ruled out a Senate run against a seemingly safe but possibly vulnerable Democrat—watching Scott Brown’s improbable victory last night gave him a flicker of pause.
“For a brief moment I thought, ‘God, that could have been me,’” Mr. King told me this afternoon.
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In the semantic struggle over terror, President Obama ceded some ground yesterday. And that made Rudy Giuliani happy.
“I’m very hopeful that President Obama turned a corner yesterday,” Rudy Giuliani told George Stephanpoulos on Good Morning America today. “He first used the words–thank goodness–’war on terror.’ He hasn’t done that since Read More
ALBANY—Assemblyman Jim Tedisco had some advice for his colleague Dede Scozzafava, who like he did last spring, is running in a special Congressional election: stay the course.
“Just keep working hard,” Tedisco told me by phone. “It’s always a battle when somebody tries to distort your record. The Democrats are very good at Read More
ALBANY—A new poll finds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, though still not particularly popular, at least making progress. A quarter the voters surveyed saying they are prepared to vote for her in 2010, up from 20 percent in March.
Gillibrand has been working to raise her profile since she was appointed in January, Read More
ALBANY—Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, in town for the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner, told reporters social issues are not the path to success for New York Republicans.
"The Republican Party does best when it organizes around economic issues and issues of national security. We end up getting back to being a majority Read More
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