Peter King on running for president in 2016: 'I don't want Rand Paul to be the face of the Republican Party'Submitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 14:47
"We'll see where it goes. I'm not ruling anything out. What I'm going to try to do is certainly use this as opportunity to get my views out on national defense and foreign policy," he said in a phone conversation. "I'm not saying no."
King said he doesn't want the views espoused by some of his Republican colleagues on national defense — particularly those of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has said he is considering a presidential run — to characterize the GOP.
"When I see people like Rand Paul talking about drones killing people out to get a cup of coffee, I don't want that to be the face of the national Republican Party," he said.