Pete King Wants Obama To Say ‘One Good Word About Officer Wilson’


The day after a grand jury decided not to indcit Ferguson, Mo. police officer, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, Rep. Pete King (R-NY) has one suggested for President Obama: invite Wilson to the White House, pronto.

“I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House, and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,’” King said on Fox Business on Tuesday, in an interview flagged by Politico.

The congressman went on to say the President should have offered a few compliments to Darren Wilson in his statement following the grand jury decision.

“I wish he had said one good word about the police, one good word about Officer Wilson, who has gone through all this,” he said.