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Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Cruz or Paul
Posted on 05/17/2014 7:15:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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 is like Jimmy Carter: not senile, but just evil.
What a way to trivialize presidential politics.
PK is demented. Much like the Rustler Reid.
Peter King couldn’t carry the state of New York.
Pissin into the wind gets you wet.
Peter King is part of the problem in the GOP.
Bring it RINO!
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Good luck w/that s/.
A mouth, but no brain connection—just like Jimmie Carter.
Sorry , New Yorkers are not qualified for POTUS...
( and neither are Kenyans )
Peter King just loves terrorists as long as they speak with an Irish accent.
King will get 3 percent give or take.
King must not believe Obama is a disastrous president.
Another disgusting product of New York.