TTAG reader Pascal writes:
As I am up this morning making Easter breakfast I glanced at my phone to view my news reader app. I came across is this from FoxNews: NY GOP Rep. King unsure about White House run, but campaign message appears fully formed. The trial balloon (in the shape of an article) reveals that “New York GOP Rep. Peter King is undecided about a 2016 presidential run and starkly behind the presumptive front-runners when it comes to fundraising and organization. But the 11-term congressman clearly has a full-fledged campaign to convince Americans the government must remain vigilant against the constant threat of terror and to warn them about the GOP being overtaken by what he considers the party’s isolationist wing — led by likely White House hopefuls Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.” Really? The POG may remember King as . . .
the GOP House Rep of NY who sponsored the NY SAFE Act in the House. Before that blessed event, in April 2013, King recorded a gun control ad for the New York’s Democratic Party that’s since disappeared (the ad not the party) wherein he said the following:
My father was a New York City cop and I’ve been a Republican my entire life, but if there’s one issue that should not be about politics, it’s common-sense gun regulation. Strong legislation is what’s needed for our country, our communities and our children—the kind of bi-partisan law that Governor Cuomo passed in New York. By standing up to extremists, he passed the toughest gun law in the country. Now Washington needs to show the same courage and bipartisan leadership that Governor Cuomo did in New York, because our safety is too important for politics.
Later that year, after the unSAFE Act passed (twenty-minutes after being introduced without the usual three-day waiting period), King PERSONALLY presented Governor Andrew M. Cuomo with the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service for his “leadership” in the battle to disarm Americans. This is how New Yorkers Against Gun Violence described the honor:
Introduced at the event by Congressman Peter King–a Republican and sponsor of H.R. 1565, the House’s gun background check bill–Governor Cuomo spoke passionately about how gun laws like NY SAFE are just common sense, and that one’s right to have a gun does not override one’s right to be safe. While some have claimed that the NY SAFE Act was passed too soon– just a month after the Sandy Hook shootings–the Governor said it was in fact passed too late. How many lives would have been saved if such a strong gun safety law had been passed years before?”
And now King wants a run at the White House.
While he is WAY behind in funding and polls, if King gets a single nomination vote, it will be far too many. This is the kind of BS we, the POG, need to be watchful for in this coming election year. Now that many POG have taken the domain names of Everytown(state-abbr) we should be outing these people as no friends of ours. They should have no voice.