Terrorism

Rep. Pete King Defends IRA Support

Rep. Pete King, who will begin a controversial House investigation into the radicalization of American Muslims on Thursday, was once himself a strong supporter of terrorism—and has, apparently, no regrets about it. King was once an outspoken advocate for the Irish Republican Army, saying things like, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.” Now he tells The New York Times, “I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the I.R.A. never attacked the United States.”