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Peter T. King (born April 5, 1944) is the U.S. representative in the third congressional district of New York, serving since 1993. And 'member of the Republican Party. The king chairs the House Homeland Security Committee and sits on the Select Committee on Intelligence. Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, the king has called attention to the radicalization of Muslim Americans against the hearings in early 2011 to discuss how the radicalization of young men and women in the U.S. caused by what he considers a serious threat to security national of the country.
King district includes parts of Nassau County and Suffolk County, all in the central part of Long Island.

Early Life, Education And Career :

King was born in Manhattan and grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, New York. His family has Irish roots back to County Galway and County Limerick. His father, Peter King, was a New York cop.

King graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn in 1965 and earned a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1968. After graduating from the Faculty of Law, he worked for Nassau County District Attorney Office until a Democrat was elected District Attorney Denis Dillon in 1974 (including the king, Dillon later became a staunch conservative Republican, and the process peace in Northern Ireland).

King served 69 Infantry Regiment and the New York National Guard from 1968 until he was received with honor in 1974.

Early Political Career  :

Kong first time to public service in 1977, when he ran for City Council Hempstead in Hempstead, New York. He won broad place with the support of the powerful while Nassau County Republican Party "machine" [citation needed] led by Joseph Margiotta. In 1981, he successfully led the Comptroller of Nassau County. He was reelected successfully in 1985 and 1989. As comptroller, he has shown independence intense, often criticized the budget proposal by County Executive Francis Purcell and later Executive Thomas Gulotta County, both Republicans. [1] In 1986, he campaigned long-shot [clarification needed] New York State Attorney General against the incumbent Democrat Robert Abrams. The king lost by a margin of 2-1.

In 1990, King worked closely with the Muslim community in his Congressional District. King often gave speeches at the Islamic Center Westbury, held book signings in the prayer room, took the Muslim students and was one of the few Republicans who supported the U.S. intervention in 1990 to help Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo. The Muslim community thanked the king for his work making him guest of honor for the opening of a room 1993 of 3 million of prayer. For years, hung a portrait of King cut the ribbon ceremony on the bulletin board at the entrance to a mosque.

Political Positions :

King opposes the closure of Guantanamo detention camp. He opposed the economic stimulus package of 2009 and the Law of Lillie Ledbetter Fair Pay in 2009. Voted for the bailout of Wall Street and was an opponent of illegal immigration.

Despite his disagreement with the past, George W. Bush  King later became a supporter of Bush. "Look, we were attacked by seven years and is not due to luck" Although he supported John McCain, President, King challenged McCain 2007 in an attempt to provide a path to citizenship for current illegal immigrants, and also opposes McCain's calls for an end of the torture methods used during interrogations of suspected terrorists.
Unlike McCain, with the support of the king reserved for Congress.  the king supported the war in Iraq since 2002. The New York Times wrote that the king was the "Patriot Act's most fervent fans."

On 27 December 2009, the King said reports that Nigeria is Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who had allegedly tried to leave a suicide bomber Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Dec. 25, 2009, was later recognized by trained and equipped to Yemen. King, commented on how the voices of an award should not affect the repatriation of Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo.

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"I think it's a big mistake. I do not believe that Guantanamo should be closed, but if you close it, I do not think we should send people to Yemen, where the prisoners managed to escape the past .... Obviously, if [Abdulmutallab] makes the formation and direction of Yemen, in addition to what is already a dangerous situation. "

On May 27, 2010, moved the House of Representatives to vote to repeal Do not ask, do not say. Representative King voted against the repeal of this policy.

The king has criticized the activities of Wikileaks, and in December 2010 suggested that they are labeled as "terrorist" and treated as such agencies in the U.S.

On April 7, published in 2011 Rep. King a place-ment in the room of the New York Post calls for the Attorney General Eric Holder to resign immediately after the announcement of where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators in the attacks of September 11, 2001 would be prosecuted for their crimes. Incumbent announced Monday, April 4, 2011, despite going against his personal opinion the difficulties of these accused terrorists will be held in a military court in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, rather than in a civil court in New York. Since 2009 the king argued against attempts to prevent terrorists in New York, citing security risks and huge financial costs that accompany a public trial. King summarizes his argument to say

"If the team feels so strongly that bring terrorists who killed over 2,500 Americans in New York for a civil trial is, in fact, the moral right decision, he must do the honorable thing and resign. He must face his office in Washington, his luggage and, if desired, return to his law firm that represents many former terrorists warned. I am proud that I stood almost alone among elected back in November 2009 condemning the plan to keep the wearer trial 9 / 11 in lower Manhattan as the most irresponsible decision, ever made by a prosecutor. "

On April 18 in 2011 continued its assault on Rep. King Eric Holder a letter to Attorney General answers to why the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), co-founder Omar Ahmad, and other unindicted co -conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial, would not be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. In the letter King wrote: "I have been reliably informed that the decision not to seek indictments by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (" CAIR ") and its co-founder Omar Ahmad, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) were abused by senior officials to head the Department of Justice over the intense objections to said special agents and supervisors with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney of Dallas, there have been investigated and successfully sued the Holy Land Foundation case.

Representative of the King praised President Barack Obama appointments Leon Panetta for the U.S. Defense and General David Petraeus for the Central Intelligence Agency director said, "" designed to support the presidential candidacy. Vice President Panetta did an excellent job is the CIA and General Petraeus has emerged as one of the great American military leaders. Both men now have a vital role in our war against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as an essential tool to keep fighting the threat of terrorism.

His opposition to this decision raises serious doubts that the decision not to prosecute a valid exercise of prosecutorial discretion. "The King included several questions to answer for Holder, has requested a written response by April 25, 2011 and closed by writing," I believe that in order to maintain credibility of the Department, must be complete transparency in the department's decision. "Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, also sent a copy of the letter.

Comments By Michael Jackson  :

5. July 2009, shortly after the death of Michael Jackson, the king made a video statement in which the end of the show "child molester". He criticized the media coverage of Jackson's death:

Nevermind shrink. He was a pervert, a pedophile, he was a pedophile. And to provide coverage both for him every day what it says about us as a country? I just think we are too politically correct. Nobody wants to stand up and say we did not need Michael Jackson. He died, he had some talent, good. There are men and women die every day in Afghanistan. Give them the credit they deserve.

Because of the high profile nature of the death of Jackson's declaration of the king created a national media. In response to the controversy, the King said he felt "an obligation to speak. I think to articulate the views of the vast majority of Americans."

Personal Life :

The king lives in Seaford, New York with his wife, Rosemary King, who has two adult children and one grandson son. The king has two brothers, Kevin and Barbara. He is the author of three novels is loosely based on his years in Congress: Terrible Beauty, Deliver Us from Evil, and the valley of tears.


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