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NY Republican Congressman Peter King Retires

HeadlineNov 12, 2019

Longtime New York Republican congressman Peter King has announced his retirement. King is the 14-term representative for Long Island. Progressive lawmakers celebrated his announcement that he would not seek election in 2020. Among them, Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who tweeted, “Peter King is an Islamophobe who held McCarthyite hearings targeting American Muslims, said 'there are too many mosques in this country' and blamed Eric Garner for his own death at the hands of police. Good riddance,” congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted.

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