Rep. Peter King On Phony “Apology Tour” Claim: “I Don’t Care What Fact Check Says”
Soledad O’Brien challenged Congressman Peter King to show where President Obama apologized for America, to which King said he didn’t care what fact checkers say.
…O’Brien noted that King has been referring an “apology tour” on the President’s part, a narrative echoing those of several other Republicans — Donald Rumsfeld, Mitt Romney, and Tim Pawlenty among them. “Where do you see an apology?” she asked him. “You called it an ‘apology tour.’ You said ‘the apologies.’ What apologies are you specifically talking about?”
King pointed to a 2009 speech in Cairo and another the President had given in France, both of which O’Brien, consulting her papers, said did not contain the words “apology” or “I’m sorry.” King then argued that a “logical reading” of those speeches would come to the conclusion that the President was being apologetic.
“Everyone keeps talking about this ‘apology tour’ and ‘apologies’ from the President,” said O’Brien. “And I’m trying to find the words “I’m sorry, I apologize’ in any of those speeches — which I have the text of all those speeches in front of me. None of those speeches at all. And if you go to factcheck.org, which we check in a lot, they all say the same thing. They fact check this.”
“I don’t care what Fact Check says,” said King.