For the second time this week King is teeing off on the NY Times and CAIR. How can you not love this guy?
(Newsmax) — Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says there “is no doubt” that fanatical Islamists are trying to radicalize American prison inmates. And he castigated the “vacuous morons” at The New York Times and elsewhere who contend that his hearings are politically incorrect.
The Republican New York congressman made the comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, the day after he convened the second in a set of hearings into the radical Islamist threat in the United States.
“We’ve had a number of cases where they’ve gone on from prison to a post-prison radicalization and then to carry out attempted jihad,” King said. “This shouldn’t even be debatable: There’s no doubt it’s there — we could have a question about the extent of it, we could have a question about how far we should go as far as dealing with it.”
King noted that he received considerable criticism after the first hearing in March.
“When I see critics coming up like CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relations] and other groups attacking me for holding these hearings, I would be derelict if I didn’t have these hearings,” King said. “This is a real issue — it’s there — it’s something to be concerned about.
“And I just found going back to the first hearing, you had those vacuous morons at The New York Times attacking me in four editorials and two front-page stories, and you had the Council on American-Islamic Relations, you had the media going apoplectic,” he said. “And the fact is: I will stand by every word that came out of that hearing — they were fair, they were decisive, and they were absolutely necessary.