August 6, 2013
President Barack Obama’s statements on al-Qaida’s abilities have become “schizophrenic,” making it more difficult for him to build support in Congress to deal with the threat the terrorist organization still poses, Rep. Peter King Tuesday claimed Tuesday.
“The president is saying the war against al-Qaida is almost over . . . What that does, it causes concern among our allies. It’s hard to generate support in Congress,” the New York Republican said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
But at the same time the president is extending the reach of the National Security Agency “more than ever before,” in reference to the addition of new surveillance programs, facilities and employees, King, the former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said.