Is there anything more fun than watching that blathering ass Pete King lose his shit in public and then try to mend fences with Boehner:
King raised his objections in person during the closed door meeting with Boehner later Wednesday.
“I told him, ‘You have no idea what it is like for me. I have Al D’Amato in my district. His daughter and son-in-law have been driven out of their homes and his 98-year-old mother is living in a broken-down home right now,’” King said, referring to former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato.
“He is threatening to bring busloads from Island Park to demonstrate. Al is ranting like a madman,” King said.[…] King said Boehner gave him no grief for speaking out.
“He saw me and in a smiling way he said we are friends,” he said. “I told him, ‘You have no idea what it is like for me. I have Al D’Amato in my district.”
I’m sure it was all smiles after King went on the House floor and all over cable news and pooped on Boehner.
There are two red districts in the New York City area: King’s on Long Island (NY-2) and Michael Grimm’s on Staten Island (NY-11). Grimm had a quality challenge and won by 6 points in 2012. King won by 17 points. It will be hard push to beat Peter King but what better opportunity than 2014. Here’s the first campaign quote, courtesy of King:
There is too often an anti-New York bias in the Republican party. It was hard to visualize other areas being treated that way.