Rep. Peter King (R-NY) slammed fellow Republicans, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), and claimed that libertarians would destroy the GOP.
Rep. King also distanced himself from Rep. Steve King's recent inflammatory comments about immigration (video below).
“I thought it was absolutely disgraceful that so many Republicans voted to defund the NSA. This is an isolationist streak that’s in our party. It goes totally against the party of Eisenhower, Reagan, Bush. I mean, we are a party of national defense,” said Rep. King, noted RawStory.com.
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However, neither President Eisenhower or President Reagan ever advocated spying on the American public.
“When you have Rand Paul actually comparing [Edward] Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau this is madness, this is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that happening to our party," added Rep. King.