Press Release


Press Release

Rep. Pete King Attends FDNY Retiree Breakfast

This morning's heavy rain storms couldn't keep retired FDNY firefighters from showing up for their monthly breakfast meeting at the Lindencrest Diner in Lindenhurst. Whenever I am not in Washington, I try to get together with these guys and listen to their stories. While most of the morning consists of jokes, insults and barbs, the breakfast always starts on a serious note with President Eddie Fusco reading the names of troops killed in action that month and asking for prayers for sick and deceased brother firefighters. I find it inspiring to see the camaraderie in the room and always appreciate having the opportunity to join with them.


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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