MSNBC's Hayes Trashes Peter King as 'One of the Most Notorious Anti-Muslim Bigots in All of Congress'


MSNBC host Chris Hayes devoted the final segment of Monday's All In to weighing in on the retirement of longtime Republican Congressman Peter King.  In addition to portraying, Hayes King's retirement as part of a large "red exodus" among House Republicans, Hayes rejected the media's depiction of King as a "rare moderate Republican," arguing "I don't think that really characterizes him accurately." According to Hayes, "he was one of the most notorious anti-Muslim bigots in all of Congress. He said there are 'too many mosques in this country.' He led hearings on what he claimed was the 'radicalization of the American Muslim community' and called for a nationwide surveillance program directed at Muslim-Americans." The idea that King's concern about the radicalization of a portion of the Muslim community makes him a bigot is absurd.

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