New York Representative Peter King isn’t part of the #NeverTrump crew, but he is about ready to launch his own political hashtag to express the degree to which he despises another GOP candidate.

During an interview on Fox Business, King said that he would rather take cyanide than see Ted Cruz made the Republican nominee. King told Fox that he has some pretty serious issues with Trump, but that he’s generally happy with the candidate. But Cruz? Oh boy does King hate Cruz.

“With Donald Trump, I’ve had some real issues with him. On the other hand, in no way am I comparing him to Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz — anyone in New York who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz is a nut!”

Pundit Trish Regan asked King, “What if Ted Cruz is the nominee, Congressman King? What if Ted Cruz is the nominee — what do you do, then?”

“I tell you, I don’t know — I’ll get some cyanide. I don’t know what I’ll do. I mean, I’ll just — you know, not gonna tell you.”

But of course, true to Republican hypocritical principals, King still said he would endorse whoever made it as the Republican nominee – even Cruz. So King is living proof that blind fealty to the Republican party lasts forever, even into death.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at