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."
“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.
Maybe o n money is right in post #13. King represents the NSA.
Makes you think he was lying 5 days ago, don't it?
And here on the other thread, where King was quoted calling Ted Cruz a "RiNO", we had just got through saying King's a super-RiNO himself and a "go along to get along" kind of Scumpublican.
He’s A “KING RINO”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“the centrist Republican” more like a RINO As.h.le
Peter King is a Traitor to his party and The United States of America. He is a fraud to his constituents and should be impeached asap. In addition, he should be judged and held accountable for his fraud by the most severe judgment provided by current law.