Congressman Peter King: Arrest Glenn Greenwald
Republicans have no credibility wanting Attorney General Eric Holder to resign for naming a reporter in a warrant if they support Rep. Peter King’s quest to have reporter Glenn Greenwald arrested.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked King, “to take it another step and say the journalist who published the information, the guys who publish what he leaked, that they should face prosecution, that is news. Do you believe that? Stand by that? Both Greenwald and the Washington Post reporter?”
“I’m talking about Greenwald,” King said. “Greenwald, not only did he disclose this information, he said he has names of CIA agents and assets around the world and threatening to disclose that. The last time that was done in this country, we saw the CIA agent murdered. I think it should be very targeted and very selective and a rare exception. In this case, when you have someone to disclose secrets like this and threatens to release more, yes, there has to be be — legal action should be taken against him.”
Kelly asked again if Greenwald should be prosecuted for “what he’s done so far.”
“I think it should be considered,” King said. “The reason I say it is, this is putting American lives at risk and clearly done to hurt Americans. To allow it to be done it will cause grave consequences to the United States. I’m tying the two together and that shows his motivation.”