Peter King Takes on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz With New Anti-Tea Party PAC

Alex Lazar
ABC News

Seeking to unify anti-tea party forces, Rep. Peter King today will form a new political action committee, “American Leadership PAC,” to promote an alternative to staunch conservative Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-K.Y., he told ABC News in an interview.

“I want to create a presence for those like myself who feel Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are out of touch with the American people,” King, R-N.Y, said.  “This is highlighted by the government shutdown, which was one of the worst political disasters we’ve ever had.”

“It’s basically to meet Republicans and find others who share my views,” said King, who refers to Republicans of his ilk as “blue collar conservatives.”

King, 69, also told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the PAC is “going to be a vehicle to enable me to help build a stronger Republican Party and work with Republicans that I feel I have more in common with.”

Cruz’s communications director, Sean Rushton, told ABC News, “Senator Cruz remains focused on making Washington listen by protecting working people from Obamacare and getting the economy growing again. Americans don’t care about bickering from D.C. politicians.”

Paul’s office declined to comment…


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Related:   Rasmussen: Ted Cruz Just Behind Pope, Obama as 2013’s Most Influential Person

…Cruz was also a runner up in Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” selection last week, with Time selecting the pope for the top honor.

In the Rasmussen survey, 23 percent of those surveyed picked the pope as the most influential, followed by 21 percent choosing Obama.

Cruz, one of the most prominent politicians aligned with the tea party movement, was followed on the list by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was seen as most influential by eight percent of those surveyed…



Update:   Uber RINO Peter King Says Rand Paul Disgraced His Office

Rep. Peter King said fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul owes the nation’s top intelligence official an apology after saying he should resign for “lying” to a Senate committee about a controversial surveillance program.

The New York congressman also said that Paul’s comparison of National Intelligence Director James Clapper to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is “absolutely disgraceful.”

“For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden, who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk – Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself,” King said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”




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