Skip to comments.GOP Rep. Pete King to buck party, vote for Democrats' coronavirus relief bill
Posted on 05/14/2020 4:42:48 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he plans to buck party lines and vote in favor of the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package proposed by House Democrats and slated to come to the floor on Friday, the New York Times first reported Wednesday.
King who represents one of the hardest-hit districts in the state and is set to retire at the end of this term said while there are provisions that give him pause, he feels its critical that Congress provide funding for state and local governments that have been disproportionately affected by the deadly virus. The New York Republican also said the language to eliminate the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for 2020 and 2021 factored into his decision to back the measure.
"In some ways it's a tough decision and in some ways it's an easy decision," King told The Hill.
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With friends like King, who needs enemies?
And tell him good luck in the Senate and with the VETO if it gets that far (it won’t)
The provisions “gave him pause”? What a buffoon.
Itll pass in the House anyway.
He’s always been a putz. Just when we get a victory in California.
He is from Long Island...he wants to bailout his state..he has just a New York RINO
Just retire, you PUTZ....you WORTHLESS, MEAN PUTZ!
“In some ways it’s a tough decision and in some ways it’s an easy decision,” King told The Hill.
The problem with the GOP, distilled into one sentence.
just let people have their jobs back and we don’t need another 3 Trillion in debt/future taxes
I can’t wait till they come up with a new number, a zillion dollars!
He needs to be primaried.
He is from New York.
Sometimes you do what you gotta do I guess.
Won’t make any difference anyways.
They won’t really pass this bill will they? Three Trillion Dollars of Leftist pork?
I don’t trust the Senate. Even if Trump vetoed it, I don’t feel confident they wouldn’t override it.
The fact that I think it is a foregone conclusion that it will pass in the House really disturbs me. Says a lot about them.
Classic parsel-tongue of a congresscritter with a control file getting their ‘nads squeezed by the owners
So um, where is all this tax revenue coming from, and why haven’t the last several trillion spent solved the problem? /s
Whenever I see his name I always think he’s a Democrat
By any measure this bill is a disastrous POS and a betrayal to the country. why would this scumbag do this?
“hey wont really pass this bill will they? Three Trillion Dollars of Leftist pork?”
If I recall correctly, Mitch McConnell has already said it’s DOA in the Senate. And Pres. Trump won’t sign it. So the House can do all the grandstanding it wants. And Rep. King can be as much of a putz as he wants. In the end, it won’t matter.
I like “putz”. It describes King perfectly. :-)
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