Press Release


Press Release

Congressman Pete King Statement on Colin Kaepernick Insult of Law Enforcement

Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace to the NFL with no sense of decency or respect for the truth. Not content to disrespect America by refusing to stand for the National Anthem, this failed quarterback admits that he wears football socks dotted with pigs wearing police hats. What a shameless insult to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to save all lives every day and are being assassinated in the streets for their efforts!! Kaepernick and other propagandists such as Black Lives Matter spread the lie that police are targeting innocent African-Americans when survey after survey demonstrate just what a lie that is. Kaepernick has the right to protest. So do the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis. That is a right guaranteed by the nation Kaepernick continues to defile.


Tonight (Thursday) I had a terrific meeting and wide ranging discussion with Brentwood Firefighters at their firehouse on Broadway in the heart of Brentwood. At a time when Brentwood is still recovering from the recent horrific MS-13 murders, these Firefighters are in so many ways the heart and soul of the community. I commended them for their dedicated service and the sacrifices they make for their fellow Brentwood residents.

The range of topics we discussed included the necessity of supporting the Police, FBI and ICE in the war against MS-13. I also emphasized the need to reform the federal government's unaccompanied minor program which has resulted in more than 4000 undocumented young immigrants being relocated in Suffolk County, with a disproportionate number of MS-13 defendants who were recently arrested in Suffolk being from that group. We also discussed the 9/11 Zadroga Healthcare Act and the need for the fire service to have effective communications systems. This was truly a great evening of solid discussion and terrific camaraderie with outstanding people who represent the very best of Long Island and America. I am proud to be their Congressman!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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