WHO IS PETER KING?
Congressman Peter T. King is the person who responded to the Catholic League’s request to initiate federal legislation forever barring the taping of a priest in the confessional. He recently spoke at the Long Island Chapter’s annual communion breakfast at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York.
Congressman King, a Republican, is currently serving a second consecutive term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the 3rd District of New York, an area that comprises much of Nassau County, Long Island.
Pete King has rapidly risen through the ranks to hold important leadership positions. In 1993 and 1994, he was unanimously elected Vice President of the Republican Class of New Members of Congress. In 1995, Rep. King was unanimously chosen to serve as the Majority Whip of the New York State Republican Delegation.
The league recently worked with Rep. King in calling for a federal investigation of the work of Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan, it is believed, has acted as an unauthorized foreign agent of the nation of Libya. Catholic League president William Donohue called Rep. King “a brave and extraordinarily bright and selfless person, the kind we see too little of these days in government at any level.”