Rep. Peter King Slams Obama: Where’s The Administration In Wake Of Attack?

71124705CS007_NYC_Police_CoThere may have been a brief reprieve because it did happen on Christmas, but make no mistake: the politicizing of the attempted attack on Northwest airlines flight 253 has begun. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) criticized President Obama on CNN Saturday, questioning the response of the administration in the aftermath of the potentially deadly incident.

“This came very close to being one of the greatest tragedies in the history of our country,” said King, a congressman from New York. “It is important at a time like this that the President of the United States or someone in the administration would step forward.”

CNN dutifully used the opportunity to plug Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano‘s Sunday appearance on State of the Union with John King, following with a report by White House correspondent Ed Henry from Hawaii.

The president was vacationing with his family in his home state for the holidays. And so it was only a matter of time before the opposition started lobbing criticisms toward the “soft on terrorism” and “does not care about domestic issues” columns, reminiscent, of course, of the left’s 8-year storyline of George W. Bush as a chronic vacationer. Remember Hurricane Katrina? Bush stayed on vacation for another night, and he was heavily criticized. So, it was only a matter of time and expect the narrative to gain traction on the Sunday shows and carry on into the beginning of the week.

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