Peter King Gets His Comeuppance in the Senate

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:09 am

Peter King Gets His Comeuppance in the Senate

The ShortFormBlog points out the push and pull of Congressional whimsy:

  • action A couple weeks ago, Rep. Peter King attracted controversy by launching a Congressional hearing titled “The Radicalization of American Muslims.”
  • reaction At the behest of Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, the Senate will be holding a hearing titled “Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims.” source

On the other hand, I have to wonder if the Senate’s gesture can possibly heal some of the pain caused by Rep. King’s efforts and media outreach.

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