Peter King: Rogers Must Testify, But Salahis Have A Lot Going On

Sounds like Michaele and Tareq Salahi have Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on their side.

King, who says he wants to subpoena White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers over Party Crasher Gate, seems to be more forgiving of the Salahi couple who started the whole affair.

He said this morning on CBS it was up to them if they wanted to testify.

“I think they have enough legal problems without increasing it by testifying,” King said.

Rogers, on the other hand, is covering up for the White House by declining to testify, King suggested, asking today what she had to hide.White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had some choice words for King earlier today.

“I don’t think even Peter King would have the audacity to in some way put the Salahis in the trifecta of Watergate, 9/11 or some of the financial dealings,” he told reporters in his morning gaggle.

Set aside the fact that King, in the Republican minority, has no subpoena power.

Meanwhile, President Obama told USA Today “the system didn’t work the way it was supposed to.”

Watch King’s remark:

Late Update: King responds to the Gibbs dig:

“The only audacity I had was ‘the audacity of hope’ that the White House would be honest. √ā¬†Unfortunately, they are more interested in covering up and stonewalling.”