Long-time Republican congressman Peter King says he won’t seek re-election in 2020

11 Novembre, 2019, 21:53 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Peter T. King wearing a suit and tie King Ruppersberger on NSA Snowden al Qaeda

King joins a growing number of Republicans and a handful of Democrats who plan to leave after next year.

"Peter King is a racist". He went on to recount his "extraordinary experience" serving his Long Island district, namely his "efforts for 9/11 victims and their families" and "leading the successful effort to recover from Superstorm Sandy", among other things.

But in the latest indication that congressional Republicans are rallying behind Trump for now, King said he will oppose Democratic efforts to impeach Trump.

The New York Democrat's remarks sparked an immediate backlash from progressives familiar with King's long history of Islamophobic bigotry and racism. At the same time, King embraced some of Trump's most controversial immigration policies. "The border situation is even more serious now because it's not just undocumented workers trying to enter the country looking for work but rather organizations seeking to exploit our porous borders to smuggle weapons and drugs into the US", says King's platform on his website.

"Peter King has spent the last two decades arguing that American Muslims can't be both", said writer Paul Blest. "Your friend is a dipshit, Chuck".

"This Schumer tweet is yet another reminder that the top Dem in the Senate doesn't give a damn about Islamophobia and is unfit to hold the title of Minority Leader", tweeted The Intercept's Medhi Hasan.

Representative Ilhan Omar characterized King as an Islamophobe and Senator Bernie Sanders' Foreign Policy Advisor Matt Duss called him "one of Congress' most outspoken anti-Muslim bigots".

Caitlyn Jenner says Kylie Jenner is a 'wonderful mom'
Last year, I'm A Celeb ended on Sunday, December 9, so viewers can expect the show to wrap up on Sunday, December 8 this year. Ian Wright Ian Wright said he was in Australia for a golf tournament when he arrived after his jungle campmates.

Drake Booed Off Stage at Tyler, The Creator's Festival
Some felt Drake had been disrespected; others said the rapper was too proud and that he'd made some new enemies. The annual festival is curated by rapper and record producer Tyler and has been on the go since 2012.

Lata Mangeshkar taken to Breach Candy hospital after complaint of breathing problem
Legendary singer, Lata Mangeshkar (90) has reportedly been hospitalised as her health condition deteriorated on Monday morning. With over 1000 songs to her name, Lata Mangeshkar remains the most respected and popular singers of Indian cinema.

Democrats seem certain to target the district in 2020.

In a statement, King said he wants to retire to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

A source familiar with the prominent Republican's thinking told CNN Monday that King "was really holding out" on retiring so his daughter Erin King Sweeney, a former councilwoman in Hempstead, New York, 'could run for his seat and win it'. "America, you're killing me".

King's opposition to and attacks on journalists were noted by Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

And there's a lot more too, over his 28 years in Congress.

King, now in his 14th term in Congress, has served since 1993 after he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

"There are too many Peter Kings in this country", said Gharib.

Conseillé:

  • Gwen Stefani Shared Her Thoughts on Nick Jonas Joining the Voice

    Gwen Stefani Shared Her Thoughts on Nick Jonas Joining the Voice

    I never imagined I would be this inspired [working on "The Voice"]," Stefani expressed, via a concertgoer. Singer Kelly Rowland sums it up nicely with: "I've loved Gwen Stefani since those plaid trousers ".
    Trump Jr. Gets Shouted Out Of His Book Event By Angry Supporters

    Trump Jr. Gets Shouted Out Of His Book Event By Angry Supporters

    The crowd was told that "due to time constraints", there wouldn't be a question and answer session during the two-hour event. She and Trump Jr. left the stage moments later.
    Jarvis Landry gets heated on sideline with Baker Mayfield

    Jarvis Landry gets heated on sideline with Baker Mayfield

    But it was Higgins' 24-yard reception, again down the left seam, that set up the first touchdown of the season for the Browns. Kicker Austin Seibert missed the additional level, however the Browns nonetheless completed the drive with a 6-Zero lead.
  • NASA to send Israeli solar-power generator to ISS

    This first-generation prototype is less than 1.7 millimeters thick, with solar cells only 0.65 millimeters on a side, according to BGU.
    SRK inaugurates 25th KIFF in star-studded ceremony

    SRK inaugurates 25th KIFF in star-studded ceremony

    Bachchan also had to cancel his scheduled presence at the 25thKolkata International Film Festivalon account of his health. The photo shows his home decked up with a thousand lights for Diwali, which was celebrated on October 27.

    NICE Make Official Recommendations for Medical Cannabis on NHS

    This, in turn, forced numerous families to buy the drugs from overseas and bring them into the United Kingdom illegally.
  • Industrial output shrinks 4.3% in September — Slowdown Blues

    Industrial output shrinks 4.3% in September — Slowdown Blues

    The capital goods segment, that signifies investment, contracted 20 per cent in September after a 21 per cent fall in August. The 5,2 per cent contraction in the core data for September, released on October 31, had suggested a steep drop in the IIP.

    Rand Paul Says Trump Has Right To Withhold Aid From Ukraine

    You will not meet a man more honest than I am", he explained. "One of our traditions about finding justice is that the defense should be able to present their witnesses.
    The National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

    The National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

    Please report snow or ice by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPittsburgh. With these snowfall amounts, this will be the most widespread significant snowfall yet of the young fall/winter snow season.
  • Plane slides off runway at Chicago’s O’Hare as snow moves in

    Plane slides off runway at Chicago’s O’Hare as snow moves in

    Over 450 flights into and out of the airport have been cancelled due to snow, the Chicago Department of Aviation said. When the accident occured, there were wind gusts at about 30 miles per hour and low visibility, according to reports.
    Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dead in Turkey

    Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dead in Turkey

    Local media reports said his body was found with fractures to his legs and head at the foot of his apartment early on Monday. The White Helmets quickly expanded, and are credited with saving tens of thousands of lives during Syria's conflict.
    Trump Alabama-LSU game

    Trump Alabama-LSU game

    Robert Kennedy, a volunteer who transported the balloon to Tuscaloosa, said the balloon began to sag as soon as it was cut. There was also plenty of bipartisan grumbling about the long lines to get in to the game due to enhanced security.


Populaire

Fantasy Island Teaser Premieres A Day Ahead of Trailer
Roarke (played by Michael Peña ) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort". The trailer for the new Blumhouse Productions/Columbia Pictures revival of the brand name suggests that it doesn't much matter.

Is it time for Hockey Night In Canada to replace Don Cherry?
After first giving Cherry's comments a vote of confidence with a thumbs up, Ron MacLean apologized Sunday evening on Twitter. Hockey Night in Canada used to be a long-time CBC Saturday night staple.

Britain ducks recession but annual growth weakest since 2010
The economy was somewhat volatile in the first half of this year when Britain was originally supposed to leave the European Union.

Royal family lead Britain's Remembrance Sunday tributes at Cenotaph service
This is the second time Meghan has attended the Remembrance Day service, as last year marked her first year as Harry's wife . Prince Harry and Prince William participated in the Remembrance Sunday service with their father, Prince Charles.

SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Into Space
The Starlink satellite tally could eventually run into the tens of thousands, based on recent regulatory filings . SpaceX has demonstrated speeds of 610 megabits per second using Starlink satellites with the USA military.

New York City ‘Impeach’ Protesters Disrupt Donald Trump Speech Honoring Veterans
President Donald Trump will kick off the opening ceremony and parade of New York's 100th annual Veteran's Day Parade. Trump is the first sitting president to attend the city's parade, and touted his New York City roots.

Choose Splento For Your Corporate Event Photography Solution in the US
You may also have an upcoming corporate event anywhere in the US that you wish to make a permanent visual record of. As well as corporate event photography, Splento can also put you in touch with a headshot photography specialist.

Here's where Veterans can get served with deals and freebies today
California Pizza Kitchen: There is a special Veterans Day menu from which veterans and military can pick one free entree. Dunkin: Vets and active duty can get a free doughnut of their choice at participating locations on Monday.

Arsenal fans make fun of Emery after his response to Mourinho links
The players tried and we were close to winning but in the last minute they pushed a lot and scored. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken over the armband but was rested against Vitoria.

English Premier League Report: Manchester United v Brighton and Hove
"Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all scored in midweek which should be good for their confidence". However, Manchester United have only managed to keep two clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.