(PIX11)– Ann: Are you planning to run for President in 2016?
Rep. King: I’ve been asked by a number of people to consider the race. I am looking at it carefully.
This all happened very suddenly, and so I have to decide not now, but I’m right now looking at it.”
Peter King, a republican, is serving his eleventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He is a member of the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence.
Why is he considering a run now?
For starters he told PIX11 news, he’s not so happy with some of the potential republican candidates like conservative republican senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
“My concern quite frankly is the Republican Party, is not, the candidates for President so far the potential candidates are not so strong on foreign policy or national defense,” said Rep. Peter King.
King said it’s too soon to commit but he knows at least one person who doesn’t want him to.
Ann: What about your family?
Rep. King “Right now my wife is not enthused about it. My daughter and son are very enthused about it. My wife she said she’ll support me if I do it, she just sees what goes on in Washington. She dreads it a little bit.”
Born in Manhattan and raised in queens, the U.S. Congressman said he would hope to bring a little New York attitude to the white house, “I think we need that. No nonsense, get the job done.”