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Rep. Peter King ready to sign Dem petition on ‘clean’ funding bill
The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by jazusamo

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) would support a discharge petition on a "clean" spending bill if GOP leaders don't bring it to the floor soon, the centrist Republican vowed this week.

King has long-pushed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to take up the Senate-passed continuing resolution (CR) to reopen the government. But he has refused to buck leadership further by endorsing the Democrats' discharge petition, which would force a floor vote on the bill.

Until Friday.

"If we have to do a discharge petition, ultimately, we will, but this is going to come [to the floor]," King said in an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt that is scheduled to air Friday night.

"I think John Boehner has wanted this moment all along," King added. "He never wanted to close the government. He was backed into it by this group of 30 or 40 people. Now he has the leverage he needs, and I think it's going to come to the House floor, no matter what."

More than 20 House Republicans have indicated they would back a clean CR if it came to the floor, but King is the first to announce his support for the Democrats' discharge petition.

Boehner last month attempted to move a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown that the Senate could have passed “clean,” but his right-most flank insisted that changes to ObamaCare be part of the bill. The conservative opposition led to a prolonged back-and-forth between House Republicans and Senate Democrats over the healthcare provisions.

When no deal was reached by Oct. 1, much of the government shut down.

President Obama has publicly said he won’t negotiate with Republicans on either the CR or the debt ceiling until the dual crises are resolved. The shutdown entered its 11th day Friday.

But with polls showing that voters are blaming Republicans to a much greater degree than Obama for the impasse, GOP leaders have begun to soften their position in recent days, and it appears that the White House is negotiating with them.

On Thursday, Republicans offered Obama a new plan under which they would agree to extend the Treasury's borrowing authority through Nov. 22 if Obama will agree to negotiate with them on a longer term budget deal that would reopen the government.

King predicted Friday that clean bills to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown would pass easily, if GOP leaders would bring them to the floor.

“I think it would have passed earlier in the week after the poll numbers have come out," he told Bloomberg. "It's going to pass overwhelmingly."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cr; democrats; dischargepetition; govtshutdown; peterking; primaryking; primarypeterking; rino; rinoking
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It only took King 4 days to break his word and fold like a cheap suit.

Peter King: No, I won’t sign the Democrats’ discharge petition to force a House vote on ending....

1 posted on 10/11/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Is he also switching to his true party?


2 posted on 10/11/2013 11:30:39 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jazusamo

Peter King proves once again that he is an Undocumented Democrat.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: jazusamo

Peter King is a POS.

I knew that because he’s a entirely jealous of American Patriot, Senator Ted Cruz!

Peter King is just like John McCain, without the USN resume.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:08 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo

Send him out our way.

We’ve got piles of Obamastuff (otherwise known as sh**) to throw in his discusting bottom dwelling RINO face.

He is Obamaslime.

The guillotine, the guillotine...only kidding in that the darned things are not too easy to purchase lately.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

Peter King is a loudmouth camera-hog. Unlike a full Democrat, he is sometimes on the right side of the argument. But I don’t think he has any particular guiding principles.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 11:34:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo

Besides, a CR cannot be a “clean bill” because the CR itself is a dirty maneuver...


7 posted on 10/11/2013 11:35:08 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: jazusamo

That would be an unconditional surrender for sure.

The Senate GOP members (MCcain, etc) offer isnt much better.

The original idea of demanding overall defunding wasnt a very thoughtful idea, but a compete surrender like this would be a disaster.

It would get Bohner off the hook though, as he could vote against it.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The way they used are probably a violation of fiscal law.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 11:36:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: jazusamo
the centrist Republican vowed this week

which means Democrat

10 posted on 10/11/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: jazusamo

Of course the linguine spined little pseudo lib from NY will.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 11:38:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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12 posted on 10/11/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Does anyone think the NSA surveillance has anything to do with certain Republican behaviour? Even McCain wasn’t this bad. Does Obama have the goods on these Congressmen?


13 posted on 10/11/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT by o-n-money
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To: jazusamo

14 posted on 10/11/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jazusamo

Nothing is holding King Rino from signing the discharge petition now.
If he feels that strong about a clean bill, he is free to sign his name,
Put it in writing for all to see and sign that discharge petition.
Go ahead King Rino, sign your name to that petition. Maybe you will get
a nice gift in return. Like the gift of a primary opponent.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: onyx

I agree, lack of the USN resume and he’s the RINO of the House instead of the Senate.


16 posted on 10/11/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I hope some Tea Party “member” in King’s District announces tomorrow to oppose him in the Repub primary.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: jeffc

No, NO, he’s not switching.

We’re told numerous times in today’s headlines, that there’s a third party needed.

We’re supposed to think King is a Republican and the conservatives that are winning Republican elections are required to form another party.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by stanne
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19 posted on 10/11/2013 11:46:10 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jazusamo

Cool. Let us separate the wheat from the chaff. The sooner the better.


20 posted on 10/11/2013 11:46:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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