Skip to comments.Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'
Posted on 10/01/2013 1:25:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution.
"This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down.
"It's obvious now there is no end in sight," King told CNN. "This is a fool's errand."
King and other GOP House members attempted to pass a "clean resolution" to keep the government operating for six weeks while further discussions were held, but they failed in the GOP-dominated House.
House Speaker John Boehner made personal appeals to members to vote with him and let him play things out. "He didn't say how or why," King said.
King said Boehner did not apply pressure, but said he believes his side could have gotten about 20 more votes. He said some responded to Boehner's appeal as a friend and others may have feared their vote might have looked like they were trying to keep the health insurance subsidies for their staff members, which conservatives such as Cruz have criticized.
King, who has had harsh words for Cruz and other tea party members of Congress before, said he believes they actually want a shutdown.
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WHO CARES !!!!!!~!!
Okay Pete, Don’t let the Primary hit your sorry ass on the way out...
Dump the “French Republicans.”
We need fighters, not “leaders” who are always looking for an enemy to surrender to.
How do clowns like him get elected?
He needs to join the communist party with Obama and all his pals.
This guy is bought and paid for. Or rock stupid. Most likely both.
This guy’s mouth is writing checks that he thinks his constituents will cash. Hopefully they’ll show him otherwise.
And we the people give a flying crap for what reason?
I can never forgive NY voters for electing the sorry piece of #$%@!
What a useless fool.
Sanctimonious jerk - hates Ted Cruz but loves the terrorist Irish Republican Army.
Peter Queen is from the district of my youth. NY produces such hack politicians...
So far its going much smoother than I thought it would.
Dems at MSNBC are getting a bit worried that everyone hasnt turned against GOP to force them to cave.
Last night they were giddy.
Peter King can kiss my butt.
I am so sick of these “establishment” dopes coming out and saying, “Well, if it were a secret ballot....”
Here is a clue, Pete—if you cannot pass a vote that represents the position of your constituents, you should resign your seat. Be a man. Stand up. You do not have to agree with everyone, but do not suggest that you are not voting your conscience.
Being a weak fat bastard is one thing.
Being a weak whiny fat bastard is another.
I don’t care what he says. He managed to get 6 people to vote within in the whole GOP controlled house and he talks about “narrow echo chambers”. However we should care because these guys need to hear from us. They seem to think they represent the DC political class. That they are above the laws they pass and beyond scrutiny.
I called his office and kindly asked for him to get on board with the majority of Republicans and to stop bashing Cruz. Worth a call I guess.?.
King has a 38% rating from Heritage. DISASTER!
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