Congressman Pete King Statement on Orlando Attack
Today's vicious Islamist terrorist attack by Omar Mateen in Orlando, Florida is the most deadly terrorist shooting atrocity ever carried out on American soil. This attack is a vivid reminder that Islamist terrorists are a continuing threat to Americans overseas and right here at home. In fact the Islamist threat to the United States is greater than at any time since 9/11. While all the facts are not known, we do know this was an ISIS connected attack. The war against ISIS must be thorough and it will be long. It will not be won by sound bites, apologies or political correctness. All steps must be taken including surveillance and intelligence gathering in this country. Our leaders should never back down or be intimidated by the likes of leftwing editors at the New York Times or liberal ideologues from the ACLU. I assure you, I will keep up the fight.