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Well I could 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 -- 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 DC but congressman king first done.
On -- congressman -- did what what did you make of that how long it took and how it ended up.
-- little more income in the morning and Megan and let's enjoy this I missed the morning.
Well I -- they'll relax a little more relaxed than usual I secretly -- We are proud of oh she sure does this -- Whatever.
Because I went and we -- -- it's over and done.
And the united.
Never had a close relationship we did have some heated exchanges.
-- said that he was not a bad -- to work with.
In the wrong with and didn't -- truly personal tragedy everything's was -- spiraling out of control cliche so.
I hope he gets to helping -- I really like wife she's a wonderful moment.
And I was so well and I think the next few days ago we talked Nvidia it's something local issue we can get -- little self inflicted.
-- ignore all the lights and cameras are gone and you just have to look -- -- busy going to have some rough times I think.
We 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 will get hurt him to the rescue which I mean he became the -- of the Democratic Party and -- some states or not.
Part Jim didn't help the Democrats have hurt them it in the short term -- as far as 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 can he 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 what can we over the bizarre type of behavior and also the constant lying about us now again you know we've seen at least -- a -- somewhat.
And maybe you're younger people -- distant from them over people who.
And -- it -- several years goes by missiles sort of sort of blend into something really made a mistake we're not exactly sure it was so it's possible right now I would say it's.
-- just -- You know at least some good memory years.
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 can get in the right move us -- no one wants anyone to -- I mean the total he would rather than being killed news is that -- well having said that.
We do face are real and immediate and I don't ever expect to win would spend a big victory in Afghanistan -- I would hope to do -- stabilize that country because al-Qaeda would establish a base.
I believe you have any sanctuary.
So -- what you have what I -- prior to September 11 we can run that risk also the extra pressure that would bring it close.
Pakistan and Iran -- part of the world.
So there's room no -- alternative.
Well the road to be the -- about it in the least worst.
-- -- to stabilize.
And we've achieved a -- General Petraeus been a phenomenal job especially in southern Afghanistan.
I think this situation is -- student loans but -- would really getting some back pretty quick guys and we do need more time.
But how do we know when it is 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 when we've accomplished that.
We have to make a decision.
We have enough institutions in place -- the army -- -- -- trained.
But the police are sufficiently trained but you do have baby.
-- -- a quasi hospital system market.
That the education system is working and the women are allowed to fully Europe.
-- didn't -- they weren't before -- -- Most of the main thing would be to make sure 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 -- the other thing we wanted to ask you about as a second round of your hearings going on in day in Washington DC with regard to the radicalization of of Muslims in the United States and and it was a lot of just controversies the right word surrounding the first round of the series 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 -- radical and how -- how -- radicalization of the prisons takes -- to tell us about what you've learned this time around.
Got a special victims by the presence at homestead by the first hearing had Beckham -- To show that al-Qaeda was attempting to is attempting to radicalized in the United States.
And that DO -- in the Muslim community.
Have to -- wherever that and have to look fight back yet.
The union coming Wednesday this week -- -- -- the -- which is literally.
A media captive audience.
And showing those cases around the country well you know the prisoners radicalized.
Gee I thought we actually had that -- -- here in new York at a Muslim chaplain just a few years ago.
-- caught smuggling into beta release of rights of prisoners -- Rikers Island and was a Muslim chaplain -- been you know have been.
To present that we checked amount -- had -- was a convicted murderer.
And movement -- proved to be a Muslim capital.
What do you say -- -- people sets -- fess up because he was Muslim that's just because he was you know.
A criminal -- -- Danny could have been any religion if people they essentially say this is so you know -- witch hunt.
Not -- but it's unconstitutional to people who are using their religion al-Qaeda is recruiting Muslims and that that I recruiting Irish -- every -- through and just resist you have to -- -- recruit blacks that would be important after -- and community -- to postpone the members wouldn't look me in media Jewish community to five mafia members -- -- you -- what the only enemy is and I can use and can succeed Robert Kennedy -- it's an anti Italian.
Assume that's because emotional appeal a lot hearings there you go the enemy is nice lunch and Muslims are standing -- -- -- stand by that but right now the -- is coming from.
Within the Muslim community a small percentage but 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 thought I was -- -- -- you know -- I don't support the war powers act I don't know the president.
Has to get fired but that doesn't comply with the war powers act and was unconstitutional having said that the president does have an obligation to congress.
To -- more mobile world congress report to congress and not try to have it both ways and present -- and say they're using compliance of the war powers act when clearly is not.
If you go to say it does apply and have that fight that's what they've been considered using complies with a decision navigation especially when 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 women here.
But I'd desire they don't do rotavirus.
We do that and I did in the middle of that.
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