Skip to comments.Peter King: No, I won’t sign the Democrats’ discharge petition to force a House vote on ending....
Posted on 10/07/2013 2:00:37 PM PDT by 11th_VA
Via the Corner, the exciting conclusion to Friday afternoons drama about the Dems trying to force Boehner to bring a clean CR to the floor. Pelosi sent a letter to him on Saturday signed by 195 House Democrats calling for a vote; that means all shed need for a successful discharge petition is 22 House Republicans to sign too and coincidentally, there are 22 House Republicans whove said things to the effect that a clean CR would be awfully nice right now. Peter King, whose incessant Cruz-bashing has made him the new de facto RINO Pope, is of course one of them. Surely hell sign Pelosis petition, then, right?
Nope. Its not going to go anywhere, he says, and hes right. Like I said Friday, its one thing to bash the Cruz wing and call for an end to the shutdown, its another to promise your vote to Nancy Pelosi. If youre going to jump off that bridge, you want to make sure the other 21 Republicans whove called for a clean CR are prepared to jump with you. Otherwise, youre risking a ferocious conservative backlash over a discharge petition thatll ultimately fall short of the 217 it needs, which means youve risked everything for nothing. And remember King already has some experience with seeing Great RINO Revolts fall flat.
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Very significant. Even Pete King realizes what’s at stake here: the existence of the House.
So much for today’s Dem talking point.
Peter King already has shown his true colors.
...still a rat bastard.
I thought allowing illegals on the Mall tomorrow was significant.
Doesn’t it also show that the House is still sort of following the Cruz lead here???
Cruz’s leadership is a tour de force!!!
At least King is well past his days of supporting the Irish Republican Army....he was truly insufferable back then.
Maybe moderate Republicans realize that they might have stumbled into something that could go really well for them.
Agreed...He may be taking a lot of heat about his bashing of Sen. Cruz and figures signing this goes way too far.
This decision could be self preservation.
Not buying that he’s doing this for any good reason, except to blow with the wind.
Try this: Block you caller ID. Call King’s office. Not the DC, one, the district one. Tell them you’re a constituent.
Tell them what you think of King, and his recent shenanigans. . They’ll mock you and laugh at you, and then hang up on you.
This guy thinks he’s untouchable.
Well, well, well. The King runs his mouth, but when given the chance to
vote his conviction, turns out he has neither conviction or sense.
King Rino is a fraud.
I saw this twit on Fox on Sunday...from what he was saying he was indistinguishable from a democrat. Called himself a Reagan Conservative and made me spit out my coffee.
I’m surprised that his RINO feels that way. interesting.
So any office pools out there on when the Reps fold? I’m already out, I figured they give up over the weekend.
Didn't even know that was possible! Normally he's "unavoidable for comment".
Peter King is in the senate. He is not in affiliated with the house. He won’t try to force then senate to vote on budgets for the past five years or the original CR from the house. What business does he have commenting on forcing the house to do anything. Clean your own chamber you RINO troll!
That’s exactly what’s happening. He wants to keep his job.
You can hate him for a while, and then he does something oddly conservative so you give him the benefit of a doubt for a little while and then he screws you again. Rinse and repeat.
To his credit, he does take the threat of militant islam seriously and votes accordingly.
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