December 4, 2014 9:00 am -

After a grand jury decided to not indict a while police officer for placing a black man in a chokehold which resulted in his death, deep thinker Rep. Peter King (R-NY) defended the officer on Tuesday.

[su_center_ad]NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo was not charged in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

“You had a 350-pound person who was resisting arrest. The police were trying to bring him down as quickly as possible,” King said  on CNN’s The Situation Room, according to Talking Points Memo.

“If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died from this. The police had no reason to know he was in serious condition,” he added.

Garner told the officer repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe.

However, King said, “But if you can’t breathe, you can’t talk.”

King also dismissed the idea that race played into the scenario.

“I have no doubt, if that were a 350-pound white guy, he would have been treated the same,” King said.

Sometimes it’s better to not say anything than to tweet moronic comments.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

25 responses to GOP Congressman: Eric Garner Wouldn’t Have Died From Chokehold If He Weren’t ‘Obese’

  1. mea_mark December 4th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    There wouldn’t be a bunch of elected idiots if it wasn’t for people like Peter King.

    • tiredoftea December 4th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      “There wouldn’t be a bunch of elected idiots” if it weren’t for the idiots who elect people like Peter King. There, FTFY!

  2. Suzanne McFly December 4th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    King would not say that if he had an ounce of empathy or one healthy brain cell. Thankfully racisim is dead and can’t haunt us anymore.

  3. mrbigstuff December 4th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    You’re a dumb ass bigot as much as I dislike you I don’t believe you deserve to die.

  4. Angelo_Frank December 4th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Terrorist sympathizer Peter King should have been indicted a long time ago for providing aid and comfort to a terrorist organization, namely the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

  5. red-diaper-baby 1942 December 4th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This guy is disgusting. Just disgusting.

  6. Obewon December 4th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Most notice the GOP and their supporters best features are their huge rotund obesity. And then there are repubs most universal characteristics of foolish dishonesty only functional and scientific illiterates buy into.

    • Chinese Democracy December 5th, 2014 at 1:20 am

      of course its allll Garner’s fault. Hes black and he ate a LOT of chicken and watermelon . Choke holds had NOTHING to do with it

  7. William December 4th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Because a right wing Karl Rove lackey can establish the cause of death from long distances, usurping the opinion of a medical doctor with extensive experience and training in pathology.
    Said medical doctor establishes the cause of death as asphyxiation and deems it murder.

  8. Budda December 4th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    He wouldn’t be dead if he hadn’t had four or five cops on top of him choking him either.

  9. Arturo Jacobo Saiz December 4th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I knew Dr King….you Sir are no Dr King, you’re a dumbass knuckle dragging Cretin…..

  10. unmanned December 4th, 2014 at 10:23 am

    He should let them put him in a choke hold and see what happens then since he’s not obese.But everything must happen as it did with Eric.We will call it a reenactment. How about that king??

    • Larry Schmitt December 4th, 2014 at 11:13 am

      But he is obese. He’s a fathead.

  11. crc3 December 4th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    “Decision must be respected”

    No Peter it doesn’t. By the way…shut your pie hole and only speak when you’re asked to speak…

  12. alpacadaddy December 4th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    In what warped, back-assward world does this travesty denote ‘justice’? Does the punishment fit the crime? The guy was selling a few smokes for crying out loud. Considering that Rep. King (R-Assclown) spends his days sitting on his brain and engaging in obstruction at the tax payer’s expense, and is no bantam-weight himself, I have to wonder how well he would handle an illegal choke-hold and tackle by a half-dozen cops? Perhaps if it was a member of his family he might feel differently!

    • tiredoftea December 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am

      The actual irony is that no loosies were found! He died for no reason whatsoever in an assault by cops.

      • edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

        But the budget of NY was in crises and 100’s of cents were at risk of being lost.

        • tiredoftea December 4th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

          Yes, we all must die to preserve the oppressive tax base!

  13. tiredoftea December 4th, 2014 at 11:37 am

    “The police had no reason to know he was in serious condition,”, Uhh, yeah they did know when he was crying out “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe”, you despicable subhuman.

  14. edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I fully expect peter king to attribute Tamir Rice’s small frame and bulk as the real reson he died from “just a single shot”.

  15. edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Decision must be respected.

    But let’s launch another damn investigation into BENGHAZI right you POS.

  16. Bunya December 4th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Oh, well then I guess, Peter, if you die as a result of police brutality, can we attribute your death to “old age”? After all, since you’re around 70-years-old, I’m sure you have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
    I’m going to attribute your idiotic remark to senility as a result of advanced age.

    • Larry Schmitt December 4th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      And according to the buy-bull, three score and ten is what man can expect. Unless your name is Noah, in which case you can expect about 900 years.

  17. Intelligentia December 4th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This is an example of the quality of men who replaced the caliber of those who set the foundation of this country! Talk about what immigration can do to a nation and degrade its intellectual caliber: This so-called Congress man is the perfect example. The people who produced him should never have been allowed in this country!

  18. liberalMD December 7th, 2014 at 2:26 am

    And who better to speak of the deleterious effects of obesity than the portly and dull-witted Congressman Peter King.