52% of Americans think Rep. Peter King Muslim radicalization hearing is appropriate: poll
Even his buddies in New York‘s congressional delegation turned against him – though a new poll showed a majority of Americans supported his investigation into American-Muslim radicalism.
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn), a member of the homeland panel, said King is guilty of singling out Muslims, and even dissed him as an out-of-touch suburbanite.
“The downside of it is that people feel like they’re being targeted and stigmatized, and then they clam up” to the authorities on potential threats, Clarke said.
“If I were to put myself in the shoes of the folks who he’s targeted with this hearing, I doubt that I would trust him enough,” Clarke added, but “he lives out on Long Island, so I wasn’t too shocked.”
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens), who has worked closely with King on other issues, said, “Pete’s a friend of mine, but I have to call it like I see it.”
And “I don’t see it,” Crowley said.
King blew off his critics.
His list for the first in a series of hearings includes relatives of young American Muslims who allegedly turned to terror.