Press Release

Press Release

Rep. Pete King Statement on Dallas Police Shootings

As the death toll of Dallas cops mounts and officers fight for their lives following last night's brutal assassinations, our thoughts and prayers must be with all these brave officers and their families and loved ones. This latest brutal attack should be a vivid wake up call and reminder of how dangerous a cop's job is. Our men and women in Blue put their lives on the line for us every day and are too often subject to criticism and second guessing from critics who would never have the guts to walk in their shoes. Not every cop is perfect but the overwhelming majority of police officers are truly heroic and do more than any one else in society to save thousands of lives of innocent men and women of all races. As a son whose father served 30 years in the NYPD, I know that we can never thank police officers enough -- but we must give them our support! RIP

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With all of the partisan political struggles that get media attention every day, it is important to remember that America and the world face constant critical and possibly existential threats.

Even more than Islamist terrorism, there is the severe threat of cyber attacks from Russia, Iran, China and international criminal enterprises. At the annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the leaders of America's Intelligence Community emphasized the necessity of protecting our critical defense, intelligence and industrial critical infrastructure from governmental and non-state hackers. As we saw in the 2016 elections there are the propaganda and surreptitious attacks on our democratic process.

Of course threats from a nuclear armed North Korea, a potential nuclear armed Iran, an expansion China and a resurgent Russia remain as do the ever deadly Islamist terrorist threats from ISIS, Al Qaeda and their offshoots and splinter groups.

We must face the reality that we live in an extremely dangerous world which is why it is vital that the Trump Administration continue to rebuild our military and we make sure that our intelligence agencies receive all the funding and all the moral support they need and deserve to protect Americans at home and American interests around the world. God Bless America!!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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