Longtime Long Island Congressman Peter King announced he is not running for re-election next year. His age and the fact that the state will be losing two Congressional seats after the 2020 redistricting are likely the driving forces behind his decision not to seek another term.
He will not be missed. A notorious RINO, he was known for being the GOP pointman on leftist issues especially gun control:
“A Long Island congressman has become the first House Republican to back legislation to ban assault weapons. Rep. Peter King announced his support of the bill that was introduced by Rep. David Cicilline in February …”