Peter King on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz: They Aren’t ‘Responsible Adults’

Expect the Democrats to use a clip of this speech from Republican Rep. Peter King if Senator Cruz wins the GOP nomination.

Click here to read the full March 10, 2015 article from, which is quoted in part below:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has made no secret of his disdain for Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Speaking to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) at their presidential forum, King lambasted the senators and implied they aren’t “responsible adults.”

“[Rand Paul] is concerned about drones, he’s afraid the CIA might use drones to attack Americans drinking coffee in Starbucks,” King said, drawing a few laughs from the crowd. He suggested ISIS might be further emboldened to attack America if the commander-in-chief thinks the “real threat” is the CIA killing Americans with drones.

“Then we have Ted Cruz, who believed that … the government should be shut down a year and a half ago,” King said, referring to how Cruz read some Dr. Seuss tales on the Senate floor. “Again, do you really want a commander-in-chief who thinks the way to run the government is to read Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor and shut down the United States government?”

King went on to say America needs “responsible adults” who can recognize the threats the country faces. At one point in the speech, he also criticized those who voted against homeland security funding but say they stand with the military and law enforcement.