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King Blasts Rubio's NY Visit

Rep. Peter King hammers Sen. Marco Rubio, who came to New York asking for money after fighting Sandy relief.

Rep. Peter King, whose district includes many south shore communities battered by Sandy, said Sen. Marco Rubio's fundraising in New York should be ignored by would-be donors. 

The Long Island Republican, who represents West Islip, said "It’s bad enough that potential Republican presidential candidates voted against Hurricane Sandy aid, that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the balls to come in and say, ‘We screwed you now make us President?’"

King also told the Daily News in an email that, "They cast their vote against us, so I think we should vote no on them. Don’t give them a nickel!"

King has aggressively fought fellow Republicans who stood against Sandy-related funding for the New York area.

Last December, King took shots at Majority Leader John Boehner when the House didn't originally vote to free up federal money for Sandy relief.

"Anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee should have their head examined," King told CNN late last year.

West Islip Resident March 02, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Rep. Peter King is a stand up guy! He will never forget where he came from and who put him there.

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