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Well I can have -- -- to kick around anymore at a news conference that was held yesterday he announced indeed he would resign from congress is not given.
His official resignation letter at last check to congress so.
Tactically he would still be a congressman until that letter is delivered.
To the floor of the House of Representatives but congressman Peter King.
Another member of the New York delegation Republican from Long Island joins us now on to talk a little bit more not only about this but some other issues his hearing cities holding in.
In DC but congressman -- first on.
On non congressman Weiner -- what what did you make of that how long it -- how it ended up.
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Well I don't they'll relax a little more relaxed than usual I secretly in his sentence.
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Because I went and we've targeted over and done.
And the united.
Never had a close relationship we did have some heated exchanges.
Haven't said that -- was -- -- -- got to work with.
-- along with and that is yet to truly personal tragedy there it is -- is to see -- spiraling out of control these -- so.
I hope he gets to helping -- I really like -- she's a wonderful moment.
And I delusional well and I think the next few days ago we -- Nvidia if something was -- -- -- weekend and low self inflicted.
Open our normal lighting cameras are gone and you're just after it -- -- busy going to have some sort of trying to think.
-- don't -- congressman that this has any kind of broader impact on how people perceive.
Not only congress but -- lay dead the Democratic Party at all.
I ever get hurt him to the last few weeks I mean he became the -- to the Democratic Party and as demonstrated soon enough.
Let Jim didn't help the Democrats have hurt them there in the short term -- the total long term no I don't think so.
You really you know politics especially -- New York is his career as a note an elected official -- over or kitty come back and run again and is that a legitimate question.
After what he talked about yesterday.
I would think it's over our resources the that's -- some new member of the bizarre type of behavior and also the constant lying about it now again you know we've -- Elliott Spitzer come back somewhat.
And maybe even younger people -- just -- from them over people who.
And as it is several -- goes -- -- sort of so blend into something yet made a mistake we're not exactly sure there was so it's possible right now I would say it's.
You know -- actually good memory -- Congressman moving on to more serious topics on the front page of the Wall Street Journal this morning.
Is news that the Pentagon now wants to wait until the fall of 2012 to end.
The troop surge in Afghanistan and I wanted to get your reaction to that.
In terms of what that might accomplish and if indeed that's the right move.
I think it is the right move it was a nobody wants to send anyone to walk I mean totaled one American being killed loses that -- well.
Having said that.
We do face are real and immediate and I don't ever expect to win would -- a big victory in Afghanistan -- would hope to do Google stabilize that country because al-Qaeda would establish a base I believe you have these sanctuary.
So what's what would -- -- would have prior to September 11 we can run that risk also the extra pressure that would bring -- -- Pakistan and the -- part of the world.
So there's room no -- -- of where the road to be you have the -- about Italy's worst.
Interest to stabilize that area and we've -- -- general patrol has been a phenomenal job especially in southern Afghanistan.
I think this situation is what's -- -- But -- -- really getting some back pretty quick guys and we do need more time.
But how do we know when it -- time because if if we can expect to have as you said a -- -- victory in Afghanistan and we're just aiming to stabilize the region how do we know -- we've accomplished that.
We have to make a decision.
We have enough institutions in place -- the army used efficiently trained.
That the police are sufficiently trained but you do have baby -- -- quasi hospital system markets.
That the education system is working -- the women are allowed to fully Europe.
European school they weren't before I've -- Most of the main thing would be to make -- the army and the police are well trained and also have a certain amount of discipline.
Congressman Peter -- with us here on Don Imus in the morning this morning you know the other thing we wanted to ask you about -- a second round of your hearings going on in day in Washington DC with regard to that.
Radicalization of of Muslims in the United States and and a was a lot of just controversies the right words surrounding the first round of these hearings and now it's more focused write -- it.
As opposed to get general look you're you're focusing in on the on the prisons and how Muslims can radical and how that radicalization of the prisons as takes -- to tell us about what you've learned this time around.
Episode them by the presence at homestead by the first hearing had back in March.
To show that al-Qaeda was attempting QE was attempting to radicalized in the United States.
And that DO -- -- the Muslim community have to be aware of that and have to look fight back yet been removed from the Wednesday this week.
Was -- position in the prisons which is literally millions a year captive audience.
And showing you have those cases around the country -- and other prisoners radicalized.
-- -- we actually added chaplain communicate here in new York at a Muslim -- just a few years ago.
-- caught smuggling and a beta release of rights of prisoners are Rikers Island.
And was a Muslim chaplain investing in no weapons to present -- -- -- we found -- -- -- -- convicted murderer -- movement of proved to be Muslim capital.
What do you say though the people sets -- fess up because he was Muslim that's just because he -- you know.
A criminal are that it could have been any religion if people that essentially say this is so you know -- witch hunt.
-- -- this month has -- these are people who are using their religion al-Qaeda is recruiting Muslims and that that I recruiting I would happens every Hutus.
And just resist you have to post windows recruit blacks that would be important not the American community despite to a close call remembers -- wouldn't be looked me in the media Jewish community to five mafia members of -- what you know really enemy is and argument and can succeed Robert Kennedy was due to an anti Italian.
Pacific coast emotional appeal collapsing hearings -- you go any of them is nice lunch and Muslims outstanding marketplace -- that but right now Vietnamese coming from.
Within the Muslim community a small percent of -- that's where there's.
Congressman one more thing before we go -- your response to.
Republicans and Democrats about the White House is handling of loved Libby had the attack and the attacks in Libya.
And how all be White House completely skipped by congressional approval for authorizing -- strikes.
I assume this really don't want I don't -- support the war powers act I don't know the president.
Has to get fire -- the authority to comply with the war powers act and it's unconstitutional having said that the president does have an obligation to congress.
To be more open congress report to congress and not try to have it both ways and president basically say they're using compliance but look how exactly clearly is not.
If you go to say it does apply to have that fight that's what they've been considered using compliance with precision navigation facility where we -- -- where we are.
Congressman Peter King thank you for joining us on the finally covered a lot and it wasn't all about Anthony -- Right and America but.
But I'd desire they don't do rotavirus.
We do but I'm not -- in the middle of that.