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January 17th, 2013
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Rep. King: Obama gun orders move may be effort to garner base support, Algeria rescue 'would be complex'

This morning on "Starting Point," Rep. Peter King (R-NY) admits that though he's in favor of President Obama's executive orders on gun control, he believes the move is politically motivated.

"I basically support what the president is trying to do," Rep. King says. "I'm an outlier on that. Having said that, I think he built up great expectations about the executive orders."

"I think the president is trying to get political support here from his base, maybe he feels it strengthens him going into negotiations with the Republicans on - or the fiscal issues," Rep. King says.

Rep. King also weighs in on the hostage situation in Algeria. See his comments in the video below.


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