Rep. Peter King is warning that the United States is in greater danger from terrorists than ever before.
The New York Republican, who is reportedly interested in a presidential bid, said during a fund-raising swing through New Hampshire that the biggest threat comes from off-shoots of the terrorist organization al-Qaida, according to the Concord Patch.
King, a member of both House committees on Homeland Security and Intelligence, said al-Qaida has “morphed and metastasized and we have now have eight or nine different components around the world.”
He also fears “lone wolves” in the U.S. affiliated with international terrorist organizations.
The outspoken congressman, who revealed in July that he’s seriously mulling over a run for the White House, said that “in many ways” the threat is more grave than before September 11 crisis, and that 15 potential attacks on New York alone since that day have been stopped.
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