One newspaper, one (hypocritical) congressman, two stories on two successive days.
From today’s New York Times,
Domestic Terrorism Hearing Opens With Contrasting Views on Dangers:
Congressional investigation of Muslim American radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which the Obama administration has been making in recent months,” [King] said.
And from yesterday’s Times, For Lawmaker Examining Terror, A Pro-I.R.A. Past:
“We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry,” Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”
This goes way beyond “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” territory, and well into Newt-Gingrich-cheating-on-ailing-wife-#2-with-future-wife-#3-WHILE-publicly-lambasting-Bill-Clinton-for-cheating-on-Hillary territory.
Ladies and gents, I give you Rep. Peter King of New York, hypocritical religious bigot. Or did you already suspect as much because of the (R) after his name?