Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King threatens to 'take cyanide' if Cruz is nominee
Posted on 04/19/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT by markomalley
New York Rep. Peter King said Tuesday that if Ted Cruz secures the Republican presidential nomination, he'll take cyanide.
"I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz, in case anyone is confused," King told MSNBC the morning of his home state's GOP primary contest.
"I think I'd take cyanide if he got the nomination," the Republican lawmaker added, admitting that he cast his absentee ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
"I'm not endorsing [Kasich], but I voted to send a message," King said.
King also predicted that GOP front-runner Donald Trump will score "a big victory" in the Empire State.
Despite Cruz's victory over Trump in Wisconsin, King said any doubts New Yorkers had about Trump's path to the nomination almost immediately disappeared when he began campaigning in his home state.
"What you said about Wisconsin, I did notice after Wisconsin for a day or so people were wondering what happened to Donald Trump," King told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. "Then he held a massive rally on Long Island. That really psychologically turned [people] around again."
Trump will hold a press conference inside his gilded Manhattan skyscraper at 9 p.m. Tuesday to address the outcome of the New York primary. Powered by Boohle
FINALLY! Someone has finally given me a good reason to support Ted Cruz!
If only I could count on Rep. King.
Never could before, why would I think he’ll follow through now.
If I really believed King, I’d vote multiple times...
Oh, Pete, you are such a tease!
He should test it first and see if it works
Thus proving Cruz's comment about NY Values is on target. Please God let Cruz be the nominee!
some people are just idiots or unhinged. What an inane thing to say. Even in joking, you say you will take cyanide if your preferred candidate doesn’t win an election??? Really??? And we have people like this running this country???
Take it you disgusting RINO!
Thank GOD King didn’t endorse Trump. Talk about poison!
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean but it still smells like BS to me.
Really goes to show that all that ones like King care about is being able to borrow and spend and use the American taxpayer like an unlimited credit card for himself and his friends and their friends regardless of party stripe.
Peter King outdoes his own stupidity.
I’m a Trump supporter, but that doesn’t mean that King shouldn’t be whistling the scarecrow song.
How come these idiots always fail to follow thru with their threats?
Peter King endorses Ted Cruz!
Just another liberal making an empty promise, and yes I know what his party affiliation is.
Ok. Better than leaving the country.
Peter, you should actually just shove cyanide into your body no matter what. Do it for the future of America!
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