Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul
Posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNNs Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president.
Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said hes certainly looking at the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He said when he ran into Hillary Clinton yesterday he told her to get ready.
Im looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and to me, I dont want the Republican Party going in that direction, King said. Whether its him or someone else, he said he would do what he can to make sure the realistic foreign policy wing or national security wing of the party does not give in to the isolationists.
Rep. King has clashed with the younger generation of Republicans repeatedly over the last several years, recently saying Sen. Paul would make a disastrous president and acting as the leading critic of the Sen. Cruz-led government shutdown last fall.
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Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!
I’m thinking Rep King would not go very far in the primary season. I used to like this guy but lately- well, he can just go to hell.
Peter King is so full of it, he deserves a TEA Party candidate.
I can’t see him stealing even one vote from either Cruz or Paul.
Yeah you go right on ahead and do that Petey.
I think he is just potureing the truth is that he would help Paul or Cruz by running.
Pete King is another GOPe fossil that needs to be shown the door.
He won’t do it. Too much ego, then he would find out what and insignificant piece of trash he is.
Run Peter run. It would actually help Cruz or Palin or Paul.
By taking away votes from other RINO’s like Bush and Christie.
Run Peter run and split the RINO voters.
The Lie, repeated. Again.
The shutdown was solely and exclusively the fault of Baraq Obama and Harry Reid for not negotiating with the Constitutional budget-creating authority, the House of Representatives.
Outside of 25% of NY State, who would vote for the smarmy little weasel?
Self important IDIOT.
You are correct. If anything, King running would really help Cruz since King would steal votes away from Jeb and Christie.
F*ck you too, Pete.
The GOP has to go.
He reminds me of a polymer based, nozzle tipped container filled with a mild vinegar solution.
- Rep. Peter King, of New York
Has a better chance at a Viking funeral than the GOP nomination.
“he would do what he can to make sure the realistic foreign policy wing or national security wing of the party does not give in to the isolationists.
That part sounds good to me.
Unfortunately, ya gotta take the whole package.
I’m still waiting for someone who has the whole package.
But might you consider him for V.P.?
(lol..sorry couldn't resist even though I share your opinion of the freekin meat-head..)