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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:51 AM

Meet the new Peter King



Rep. Peter King is stepping down as chair of the Homeland Security Committee -- will his replacement be any better?

BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD


Good news for people who are uneasy with New York Republican Rep. Peter King’s leadership of the House Homeland Security Committee: He’s stepping down thanks to term limits. But there’s some potential bad news: His replacement may not be a whole lot better.

Texas Republican Rep. Mike McCaul edged out Michigan Rep. Candice Miller — who was the GOP’s best hope of getting a female major committee head — and Mike Rodgers in a close private vote this week. King’s tenure as chairman drew controversy for the series of hearings he held on the radicalization of Muslims in America. Critics didn’t discount the threat of homegrown terror but said King should have expanded the hearings to include all kinds of violent radicalism, including right-wing extremism.

But McCaul has been a big booster of those hearings. “I want to thank you for demonstrating the political courage to hold these hearings,” he said to King during one last year. “I must say, I am mystified by the controversy that has followed from this. It was said by one of the members that we are investigating Muslims. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We are investigating the radicalization of Muslim youth in the United States.”

McCaul is a former federal prosecutor who headed the counterterrorism division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Texas, so his resume lends him credibility on the subject. His rhetoric is generally more mild than King’s, but some advocates in the Muslim-American community are concerned.

Full article:
http://www.salon.com/2012/12/01/meet_the_new_peter_king/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. King is an obstructionist, shill for ShrubCo, holding my state hostage

if he did his job at Homeland as deceitful as he represents NY we'll be no worse off .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:17 AM

2. King is a racist pig

He should be thrown in the barn with the other pigs and feed him slop

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:15 AM

3. McCaul is also the richest member of Congress

at $305 million.

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Response to jsr (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. Where did he make that kind of money?

Certainly not on a federal prosecutor's salary.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:19 PM

5. He married it

It's mostly Clear Channel money.

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