Package Containing Severed Anti-Semitic Pig’s Foot Intercepted on Way to Rep. King’s Office


peter-kingThe U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package today containing a severed pig’s foot and an anti-Semitic note addressed to Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sources tell Fox News.

The package had a return address, but it was unclear if the address was random, Lorrie McCallister, a U.S. Postal inspector, said. The investigation is ongoing.

A spokesman from King’s office in Washington D.C. says Capitol Police have opened an investigation into the matter.

“The package never got to the office,” Kevin Fogarty, King’s chief of staff, said. “All congressional mail is screened before it gets here.”
Fogarty said King’s office is cooperating with the investigation.

McCallister said proper protocols were followed and when workers discovered the package, a hazardous materials team was called in to investigate.

In March, King held high-profile congressional hearings on Islamic radicalization in the U.S., saying he aimed to confront the threat of homegrown extremism.

The controversial hearings were applauded by some for addressing the issue while criticized by others, including one Democrat who accused King, who is Catholic, of “scapegoating” the entire religion of Islam.

Further details about the intercepted package weren’t immediately available. King’s office declined to comment when contacted this evening.

There will not be any changes in mail delivery to King’s Washington office.

{Fox News/ Newscenter}


  1. Um, Matzav, how can a severed pig’s foot be anti-Semitic?

    Editors, this is not the first time there have been very confusing titles on this website, but this one is really over the top! 🙂

  2. Hey red – there are a whole bunch of anti-semetic pigs – many in high profile positions! I wonder who gave up his foot, though…

  3. Strike two – first the Elbaradei “war” headline and now antisemitic pigs. Did it read the “Protocols of Zion” or just surf the web for neo-Nazi sites? Maybe it was insulted because we refuse to eat pork and felt rejected?