Longtime Republicans Congressman Peter King will not seek reelection.

By |2019-11-11T08:55:49-09:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Man, even the Titanic did not go down as fast as the Republican party is right now. 

Courtesy of CNN:

Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King announced on Monday he will not seek another term in office, becoming the latest in a growing list of Republicans who are not seeking reelection in 2020.

King, a former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is perhaps best known for his outspoken calls for strict anti-terrorism measures. He’s represented part of Long Island in Congress since 1993 and said Monday he plans to finish out his current term.

King, 75, said he was retiring so he can live full-time in New York and spend more time with his family.

“This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said, adding that his “daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking.”

A source familiar with King’s thinking told CNN on Monday that King “was really holding on” until his daughter, Erin King Sweeney, a former councilwoman in Hempstead, New York, “could run for his seat and win it.”

Well maybe he is hoping that he can gift his congressional seat to his daughter, because after all we are living in the age of rampant nepotism, but I really think he just wants to get the hell out of Dodge while the getting is good. 

Despite GOP attempts to alter the narrative things really are not looking good for the Republican party. 

And if Trump is removed from office that political poison is going to spread throughout the GOP like plague infecting every single one of his supporters until only a handful remain. 

It is going to get ugly and I think politically savvy folks like Peter King see it coming. 

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5 Comments

  1. mike from iowa November 12, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Aw, shucky darn. I was just getting to really hate stoopid effing wingnuts when another quits. Halle-freking-loojah.

  2. Anonymous November 12, 2019 at 6:48 am

    It’s the party of “Jesus saves”. They are falling apart because there is no Jesus that saves.

  3. Anonymous November 12, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Aaaand Mark Sanford has dropped out of the race.

    https://news.yahoo.com/republican-mark-sanford-drops-presidential-171456888.html

    “Two months after he entered the race, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has ended his long-shot bid for president.

    Sanford, a Trump critic, failed to catch traction in the Republican primary, where President Donald Trump remains popular. ”

    Too bad. We need more Republicans to run AGAINST Trump. And pretty much any Republican would make a better president than Donald Judas Trump.

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