Peter King is absolutely shameless: Congressman finds a way to make Texas shooting about Hillary Clinton

"We have to have all the weapons"

Published May 4, 2015 2:20PM (EDT)

Peter King              (Jeffrey Malet,
Peter King (Jeffrey Malet,

On Monday morning's edition of "Fox and Friends," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) became the public figure to put the most bone-headed political spin on the shooting at the Texas Muhammad cartoon contest.

"When people like Hillary Clinton say that police should not have weapons of war, the fact is we are at war," King said. "We are at war with Islamist terrorism and we have to have all the weapons and all the resources available and thank God that that officer last night was able to kill those two."

"But again, we shouldn't be surprised. This is going to be what's going to happen more often than not. We shouldn't even be having a debate about whether or not that exhibition was provocative. Being an American means you can be provocative. This is the First Amendment. We can't sacrifice our Constitution to Islamists or politically-correct commentators."

By Joanna Rothkopf

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