Election 2016

Rep. Pete King Mulls Presidential Run

Seems to think there isn't enough discussion of national security for some reason


A New York Republican congressman best known for his work on homeland security issues says he's thinking about running for president in 2016.

Rep. Pete King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told ABC News on Thursday that he's "going to see where it goes." His interest in the White House was first reported by Newsmax.

"My concern right now is I don't see anyone at the national level speaking enough on, to me, what's important — national security, homeland security, counterterrorism," King told ABC News.

A presidential campaign would seem like a long shot for King, who was first elected to Congress in 1992 and represents a district based on Long Island.