New York Congressman Peter King went after President Barack Obama on Meet the Press Sunday morning, arguing that Obama had bungled the run up to a military strike in Syria, and getting host David Gregory’s attention with a line redolent of the 2008 presidential campaign.
“I wish the president had laid this out better, I wish he’d quit backing away from his own red line, and I wish he was more a commander in chief than a community organizer,” King said.
Gregory was visibly taken aback by this. “Why do you say that?” he asked. “That’s like a campaign line.”
“For one year he says this red line is there,” King responded. “The red line was crossed, he sends Kerry and Hagel out, we’re all set to basically have this attack, we’re told Congress is not needed, at the eleventh hour he brings in Congress, and then he says it’s not his red line. Here’s a person who’s vacillating. I can’t imagine imagine Harry Truman or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower ever putting the country in a position like this militarily.”
- King: Obama acting like ‘a community organizer’ (politico.com)
- Peter King: Obama Acting More Like ‘Community Organizer’ Than President (huffingtonpost.com)
- Peter King: Obama Acting More Like ‘Community Organizer’ Than President (alternativenewsalert.com)
- Sept. 8: Denis McDonough, Tom Udall, Michael McCaul, Peter King, Loretta Sanchez, Newt Gingrich, Jane Harman, David Axelrod, Chuck Todd (nbcnews.com)
- Gregory Doesn’t Like King Wishing Obama Was ‘More of a Commander-in-Chief Than a Community Organizer’ (newsbusters.org)