Monday, June 26, 2006
...August 6, 2006
WALLACE: Congressman King, what about what was revealed today in the New York Times that the Bush Administration has sponsored a special program to secret observed Americans in their bathrooms doing their dirty business? Are you concerned about the civil liberties aspects of such an intrusion?
PETER KING:Actually, I am outraged Chris. [N]o one elected the New York Times to do anything. And the New York Times is putting its own arrogant elitest left wing agenda before the interests of the American people, and I’m calling on the Attorney General to begin a criminal investigation and prosecution of the New York Times — its reporters, the editors who worked on this, and the publisher. We’re in a time of war, Chris, and what they’ve done has violated the Espionage Act, the COMINT act. If, to keep Americans safe, we watch them make a biscuit, then that is a small price to pay to save the rights that we hold dear in this country. You either pee in the open, or you are working for Al Qaeda.