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Congressman think as much on the program tonight.
Thank you which -- very much -- enough Peter King as we know has been he's ahead of the committee and now that the Republicans have taken over.
He is seems to be starting this investigation of Muslims I'm -- comfortable about and I'm glad you've been speaking out about it.
But it seems as though he's not wavering from his desire to do so is it.
Well no he's not.
We have scheduled to have -- hearing on Wednesday and there's you know we are in the process of making that happen and -- cinema that -- asking him to expand it.
Bit because that kind of religious spirit type thing.
It doesn't really address the problem of terrorism in this country.
But he is narrowly focusing this on the threat posed by foreign jihadist groups as I understand it as you've written about it.
A nice enough that you wrote in Politico few days ago and yet as you point out there their whole bunch of other.
Groups that represent.
Threats to terrorism -- just focusing in a very narrow group of people.
Well yes and you know -- -- here at the community that we had hearings.
All the terrorist threat to homeland.
And base their own.
The information we collect -- -- that.
If you look.
The eighteen known threats.
To the homeland.
This jihadist threat bit.
Chairman -- is now look -- -- ranks number eight left.
The -- neo Nazis you got the anti tax due to get to schedule a plane into an IRS building and -- too long ago.
Well you got somebody made a bomb at a Martin Luther King -- -- We have a number of instances.
And now we have a new phenomenon coming.
The lone wolf.
That's right people low like this guy into sun.
Like the guy James Whitaker.
LeBron at the holocaust museum -- And you know and I understand.
All of it is too.
Protect the homeland but -- fit unique opportunity.
There's chairman teams it is -- in the last thing.
A Pulitzer -- from the prospective cities do.
Why not have a hearing.
And lay it all of the potential threats only people.
Wish you know it's something that -- -- number eleven out of number eighteen you wouldn't be the first effort.
The other relationship with Peter king and -- did well today and -- them.
Well we do -- and I have been on this committee.
-- its inception.
As you know it would reflect committees that ultimately that was the jurisdiction.
Our staff still.
But it's -- -- things -- Is he has become cameras at the end the committee.
He has spoken.
In my estimation to narrow.
All of those won't keep America -- But I think what we have to do is look at it in terms of all of the threats.
That among -- not just -- that you pick out of there air.
Have you had a one on one with -- -- -- -- and look Peter you know.
Let's work this out as easy as -- -- able to have a cinema conversely you know.
No we have not one of the things we try to do.
You know the chair basically.
Establishes these hearings that we will hole.
What we tracked afraid to it is now that -- announced it.
This broaden -- to include all the poll of strict.
To the homeland but we've not been successful.
And other individuals.
Have also -- The -- 51 religious and civil rights -- and I understand and called for him to have a -- up little what do you think he's -- -- out you know.
It it somebody's to a particular.
In this country.
Who put some leave.
-- All all all all individuals that he's holding me here.
They did it does for political purposes.
Well you know I would think Peta would be a better person -- that but when we can't get it.
To do that.
Clearly it looks that way and I would hope there.
This you know.
We'll look at the -- in the broader extreme.
Because that you and I know.
When they have people com.
They're not gonna -- party affiliation.
-- novel and creative there so.
I would hope.
There you'll listeners and other -- in principle -- Chairman -- it to expand.
We've invited him on the show and having to -- them over the years but I -- to get him back on this program.
-- -- Here you are witness what has -- but the hearing will be.
The chief of police.
-- This physical offensive.
Who happens to be.
But he's so -- though.
This is not a problem in my community as well a law enforcement.
It's legal not secret you -- I'm looking at a lot of the things that clearly demonstrate.
To Mac community.
Well -- -- was when king was asked about this the LA times reporting that there was a letter sent to house speaker Boehner.
By Muslim advocates and when king was asked if he would respond he says I don't believe it warrants an answer I'm too busy preparing for the hearings.
But that centenary intimate.
Well you know it's short right.
When you have that many individuals.
Not yet don't -- here and if they expanded.
So we can look at it -- -- in its totality.
I'm steel holding out hope.
That we can get.
Chairman -- to expand it.
I'm not optimistic.
With the approach is that he's a and they were books cities given those reports is.
It might not happen.
Is it just up to one guy he's the chairman of the committee is -- no other redress it's available -- Bet that the prerogative of the chairperson.
To do that but you know it you you hold here in.
After consultation with the number of on the committee.
And oh win out here -- committed.
I would make sure you.
That the minority members in that -- historic vote who were consulted.
That I'm told that have X to be.
Allow you give testimony.
Including some members of congress who would not will be afforded that occurred.
Where you know that's occurred think that we give every bimbo come.
Congressman Keith Ellison.
Who is you know with the Muslim member of congress has made it -- quick.
It's good support it has not being grant.
-- it's -- -- I'm glad that you're out there speak enough and writing about it and talking about it.
And now reasonable congressman king is an illusion dyed in the wool conservative.
Maybe feels he's appealing to a constituency I grew up on Long Island in the district that he represents.
And I don't think that's a big anti Muslim -- -- constituency out there are so.
You know I'm a little concerned that some -- He's misinformed.
Chairman king made the statement -- that.
-- -- -- -- In America that's a media army vet -- Not a good statement.
You know it's troubling -- true when you -- how many Muslims living in an unsafe.
Oh my -- and the -- and and and that all the -- the majority of -- a law abiding citizens.
But you don't -- once if there.
And make that the rule.
You know there are always exceptions but it appears.
In this instance.
One or two exceptions -- trying to make.
He also said ninth 200485%.
Of American Muslim community leaders are an enemy.
Living among -- Here.
It's just you know I -- that and not paying a lot of most of people who live in this country who reject that and is really important.
That he played.
Through that radicals.
That he is playing into it.
We deserve more from the chairperson.
Of homeland security committee.
Two -- to keep America -- But -- to keep America safe from all they would -- And we have not been able to get him to -- that up to this -- We'll have a little fresher by the media and perhaps -- his own constituents might change that and certainly -- -- outspoken as thank you congressman Thompson very much for coming on our programs and thank you --
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