Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill
Posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by jazusamo
Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week.
King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill.
"If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt that is scheduled to air Friday night.
"I think John Boehner has wanted this moment all along," King added. "He never wanted to close the government. He was backed into it by this group of 30 or 40 people. Now he has the leverage he needs, and I think it's going to come to the House floor, no matter what."
More than 20 House Republicans have indicated they would back a clean CR if it came to the floor, but King is the first to announce his support for the Democrats' discharge petition.
Boehner last month attempted to move a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown that the Senate could have passed clean, but his right-most flank insisted that changes to ObamaCare be part of the bill. The conservative opposition led to a prolonged back-and-forth between House Republicans and Senate Democrats over the healthcare provisions.
When no deal was reached by Oct. 1, much of the government shut down.
President Obama has publicly said he wont negotiate with Republicans on either the CR or the debt ceiling until the dual crises are resolved. The shutdown entered its 11th day Friday.
But with polls showing that voters are blaming Republicans to a much greater degree than Obama for the impasse, GOP leaders have begun to soften their position in recent days, and it appears that the White House is negotiating with them.
On Thursday, Republicans offered Obama a new plan under which they would agree to extend the Treasury's borrowing authority through Nov. 22 if Obama will agree to negotiate with them on a longer term budget deal that would reopen the government.
King predicted Friday that clean bills to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown would pass easily, if GOP leaders would bring them to the floor.
I think it would have passed earlier in the week after the poll numbers have come out," he told Bloomberg. "It's going to pass overwhelmingly."
Is he also switching to his true party?
Peter King proves once again that he is an Undocumented Democrat.
Peter King is a POS.
I knew that because he’s a entirely jealous of American Patriot, Senator Ted Cruz!
Peter King is just like John McCain, without the USN resume.
Send him out our way.
We’ve got piles of Obamastuff (otherwise known as sh**) to throw in his discusting bottom dwelling RINO face.
He is Obamaslime.
The guillotine, the guillotine...only kidding in that the darned things are not too easy to purchase lately.
Peter King is a loudmouth camera-hog. Unlike a full Democrat, he is sometimes on the right side of the argument. But I don’t think he has any particular guiding principles.
Besides, a CR cannot be a “clean bill” because the CR itself is a dirty maneuver...
That would be an unconditional surrender for sure.
The Senate GOP members (MCcain, etc) offer isnt much better.
The original idea of demanding overall defunding wasnt a very thoughtful idea, but a compete surrender like this would be a disaster.
It would get Bohner off the hook though, as he could vote against it.
The way they used are probably a violation of fiscal law.
which means Democrat
Of course the linguine spined little pseudo lib from NY will.
Does anyone think the NSA surveillance has anything to do with certain Republican behaviour? Even McCain wasn’t this bad. Does Obama have the goods on these Congressmen?
Nothing is holding King Rino from signing the discharge petition now.
If he feels that strong about a clean bill, he is free to sign his name,
Put it in writing for all to see and sign that discharge petition.
Go ahead King Rino, sign your name to that petition. Maybe you will get
a nice gift in return. Like the gift of a primary opponent.
I agree, lack of the USN resume and he’s the RINO of the House instead of the Senate.
I hope some Tea Party “member” in King’s District announces tomorrow to oppose him in the Repub primary.
No, NO, he’s not switching.
We’re told numerous times in today’s headlines, that there’s a third party needed.
We’re supposed to think King is a Republican and the conservatives that are winning Republican elections are required to form another party.
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Cool. Let us separate the wheat from the chaff. The sooner the better.
So true. The DC elites are “riding dirty” with all these CR’s.
“King predicted Friday that clean bills to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown would pass easily, if GOP leaders would bring them to the floor.”
Further proof that you would have a hard time sliding a playing card between the practical philosophies of the pubbies and the dhimmicraps, they are so much alike.
Instead of trying to convince these RINOs to change why not convince them to become Democrats...?
The Cruz and Lee strategy really has outed the RINOs.
Another Collaborator heard from.
For King and any one else who breaks ranks and sides with the Dems there has to be reprocussions. Throw them off all committtees they are on and withhold campaign funding.
King is a blue state republican.
If you want to move him redward, move his state redward.
I blame his voters.
They had plenty times to ditch him, and they didn’t. They can do it next year, and how much you want to bet the pig-headed morons in his district will send him right back?
This is due to McCain giving the green light today for another round of GOP self-immolation.
Gutless POS all.
I'd probably go out and do whatever it took to find someone to replace him but that's just me.
King is Jim Traficant with better hair.
Peter King, the Early Years...
I will reserve my comments on where we go from here for after Boehner caves and the democrats get all they want.
I live in King's district. A majority of people here don't want Obamacare and I've yet to meet somebody who is complaining about the shutdown.
Seems to me that King's comments don't represent his district.
if he does this, will someone please post a notice when he has a decent, honest opponent and we will plan to contribute to retire King from office. anyone who would do this does not belong anywhere near an office of public trust
Peter King (D)ummy
Thanks for posting that picture. I think the terms “French Republicans” and “Vichy Republican” are not descriptive enough for Peter King and his ilk. Peter King is a Vichy French whore. His hair piece was probably made if France.
Yep. Cruz and Lee have exposed RINO’S!
“Seems to me that King’s comments don’t represent his district.”
Then primary his sorry butt. This is how it is done.
PETER KING 100% SUPPORTS OBAMACARE!
Billboards all over his district. At every rally, chant it.
And that will be that.
Found wha I was looking for.
It seems Mr. King is exploring a run for higher office in 2016. So he is selling out America for GOPe money.
King has forgotten who he represents, clearly opting to represent the interest of this out of control government as opposed to representing the best interest of his constituents!
King is a prime example of why RINO season in 2014 is going to be a slaughter and the Tea Party Americans will overwhelmingly prevail all across this Nation, a repeat of 2010 when pissed off Americans come out in full force and kick these RINO’s and socialist out of our government once and for all times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter King may not have any guiding principles, as he seems to be more RHINO than a true Republican .
However , he stands in defense of Israel, as indicated in another posting on this page titled :
King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)
Conjecture is that he is preparing a Presidential run
He must feel secure in his own home district as he is a RHINO in close proximity to a Demorat stronghold.
The problem with straddleing a barbed wire fence is that sooner or later you have to move ,.. and no limb on either side of the fence is happy with the outcome.
Sooner or later , the barbs claim their victim !
You may be right, they may already be a violation of law - I do not claim to know whether or not that’s the case. What I do know is that they certainly are not a “clean bill” by any understanding of what a clean bill is.
New commercial on TV just now with RINO Utah gov and Dimwit IN gov wanting people to sign petition to stop the gov shut down. Stinking RINO and Commies going together.
These people keep getting elected.
If I was King, I’d be crapping on everyone too...
Why doesn’t the GOP just demand the Senate pass a budget which they haven’t done in five years?
Is he also switching to his true party?
This is the A$$hat that called Cruz a RINO.
Those “30 or 40” members of congress should introduce Mr. King to a blanket party.
Does anyone know if he has an opponent in the next election? I will donate to anyone who runs against him.