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Representative Peter "King: of Hypocrites"

03/10/2011 09:59 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

According to The Hill, Peter King will be holding hearings this morning to fulfill his "congressional duty and probe one of the most serious threats to national security."


Really? That's interesting because back in 2002 when 9/11 families were fighting for the creation of the 9/11 Commission, Peter King -- Republican Congressman of NY -- had no interest in supporting it.

Indeed, as one of the 9/11 widows who lobbied Congress seeking support for a 9/11 Commission to probe one of the most serious attacks to our nation, I distinctly recall walking into King's office and noticing his Sinn Fein mementos strewn about his office, along with several photos of King with Gerry Adams -- a terrorist.

In fact, at one point I recall even being invited to a gathering to meet Adams. As I tried to figure out just what kind of person's support I was trying to get, my head swam. I mean, I was a woman whose husband was just murdered by terrorists. And to me, a terrorist was a terrorist.

But let's flash back to 2011, where King currently says that he, "will not allow political correctness to obscure a real and dangerous threat to the safety and security of the citizens of the United States."

Once again, that's just so funny because as I recall back in 2002 Representative King certainly allowed his own political correctness to obscure his support of the 9/11 Commission when like a chump he blindly followed orders from President Bush and Vice President Cheney and vehemently opposed any public investigation into the attacks that killed 3000 people.

Indeed, back in '02 the "safety and security of the citizens of the United States" didn't seem so pressing and paramount to WH fall-guy Representative Peter King.

Today, King says that,"he doesn't want to feel guilty for not going forward in case another attack, like that of Sept. 11, 2001, takes place." According to The Hill, King "has blamed the mainstream media for inciting the public over an issue he says is vital to the national security -- and which has not been adequately addressed so far." 
King says,
"What are they afraid of? What are they hiding from?"

Gee, once again, I'm sorry to say this but I certainly don't recall King asking Bush or Cheney what they were so afraid of or what they might be hiding back in 2002. That would have been nice.

Which is probably why this little nugget uttered by King on Morning Joe, is just so rich:

I can take the hits, that doesn't bother me at all.
 I don't ever want it on my conscience that if another attack comes, I wake up the next morning and say, 'I backed down to political correctness, I backed down to The Washington Post, or the left-wing New York Times, because I was afraid of political retribution.' I'm going to do what I have to do, and I'm going to do it.

Wow. I wonder if that wide stance and swagger comes with a 10-gallon hat and a loaded gun, too.