How Can Men Like Pete King Be In Positions Of Power?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011

I am having problems understanding how Pete King could ever have been allowed to run for office under the banner of the Republican Party, let alone win.

King has been in the news lately because of his controversial House investigation into the radicalization of American Muslims, which begins tomorrow.

But why is he in government in the first place? King was extremely vocal in his support of terrorism, in the form of the Irish Republican Army. And apparently he has no regrets.

Now, there can be no doubt that the British, on many levels, were in the wrong when it comes to many countries in the world, including Ireland.

However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that the IRA were terrorists. They almost blew me up once on my way to school. My near miss was commonplace – so many others were not so lucky. Now King tells The New York Times, that “I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the IRA never attacked the United States.”

No. They just attacked the population of one of America’s key allies for years.

How can this hypocritical man be anywhere near a position of authority, let alone leading extremely sensitive hearings – on terrorism, of all things? King makes a mockery of the process – he is not a credible person to be in charge here, full stop.