"King " who represents one of the hardest-hit districts in the state and is set to retire at the end of this term " said while there are provisions that give him pause, he feels it's critical that Congress provide funding for state and local governments that have been disproportionately affected by the deadly virus.
King said he believes the pandemic should be treated as a natural disaster, calling for adequate funding to be provided to the areas that have seen the highest number of cases.
"If we don't get [money] at the state level, county level, city levels ... if we don't get the federal funding, which we give whenever there's a natural disaster " we gave it after [Hurricane] Katrina, the only time we had to fight for it was during [Hurricane] Sandy " but this is a natural disaster, and the money has to come in," he said.
"To me, it's a matter of survival, and I know maybe people are concerned about primaries or what party leadership is going to say, but the reality is, you're elected to Congress [to] represent your district: New York," he continued. "It's gotten screwed for so many years, whenever I get a chance to even the score, [I] do it."
Especially when he's retiring and not afraid of his Party cutting him off... guess that's what it takes for a Republican to do the right thing.
(and it's "Heroes" Act)