Skip to comments.Peter King: NSA Should Monitor Congress in Case They’re ‘Talking to an Al Qaeda Leader’
Posted on 01/05/2014 10:48:28 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) dismissed members of Congress calling for the National Security Agency to reform its information gathering practices. He insisted that even members of Congress should be monitored by the NSA, just like every other American, in case they are talking to an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq or Afghanistan.
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Ironically he is an open borders type, as well.
He’s a product of the War On Terror. After the first year, the whole focus of the WOT was with taking away our liberties in the name of “safety and security”. And most Americans thought that was a good thing.
Meanwhile, we’re building foot baths at airports so muslims can feel at home...in OUR home!
Gotta wonder if that was an unintended swipe at McCain ......
An Al Qaeda leader? Like Obama for example?
Frankly, I don’t care one whit about security; I want freedom!
So who monitors the NSA in case they’re talking to Al Qaeda?
He is absolutely one member of Congress that needs to be "monitored" at several levels!
I used to like Rep. King. He’s gone off the deep end of statism.
This is what happens when you go to the corrupt congress. Good men become criminals in a short time.
I hope he was being sarcastic when he said this.
Is he referring to John McCain?
The ‘bad’ King proves that the first and most important amendment in an article 5 convention is term limits for congress, judges, and appointed Federal officials. No grandfather clause!!!
>>No, Pete King was a terrorist supporting, government loving loony long before 9/11.
That’s right. He was a loony before 9/11. But, he became the voice of a “secure homeland” afterward for many people who did not see that the muzzies can blow up a building or kill some people, but it is Congress and the out-of-control alphabet agencies who will destroy America. Many of them were right here on FR while Bush was president.
Instead on spying on all members of Congress, spying on Andre Carson and Keith Ellison (and perhaps a handful of other Dems) should suffice.
Apparently Pete King has forgotten the 11th commandment.
I wonder what the NSA has on Peter King with the IRA.
I might agree with Representative King, if he would agree to wear a straight-jacket or to retire.
He just didn't like them doing it in his neighborhood.
Secure homeland? Not so much.
Secure Pete? Yep.
Pete out of control? You bettcha!
'We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry, Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.
LOL! He’s actually acknowledging that AQ has some little helpers here. If he’d been braver, he would have said that NSA should be monitoring the WH for conversations with AQ.
He’s right the Congress, the administration and the judiciary should live under the same pall of omnipresent observation that they have cast over us, their subjects. No citizen no matter what their title nor the amount of their wealth should be above/beyond the law. The original promise of America was that all would be equal before the law with no special privilege for anyone for any reason. And it was that way at one time. It’s sad to know how far we have drifted from our origins.
It may be that Pete sees his career sliding unstoppably toward an ending date, sometime soon, and he wants to stave off irrelevance. Diane Feinstein is going through the same 11th Hour Night Panic with her failed Assault Weaponry Ban proposal. Peter King must be careful not to burn any remaining bridges to future GOP leaders any more than he already has. Here lately, I’m starting to wonder if Harry Reid doesn’t have Pete on some kind of retainer payout, so long as he slams his own side in the public press, like McCain prefers to do.
How about the AQ leader at 1600 Penn Ave DC?
The NSA should”Monitor”Peter King to see if he’s starting to act like a CONSERVATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John McCain, that was my first thought,
There's no telling what he may be up to.
Levin on CSPAN2 this afternoon said it perfectly (as usual and without a TelePrompTer). What the NSA is doing by collecting phone calls to solve terrorism would be like a New York detective going first to the Manhattan phone book for clues in a murder case.
Frankly, I dont care one whit about security; I want freedom!
A free society that has arms never gets invaded...
Look at the Swiss, they were the only country not invaded in WWII in Europe... Why is that I wonder.....????
A free people = free to have arms = very hard to invade.