Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said he agrees with Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss' dismissal of Grover Norquist's tax pledge as getting in the way of an important debt deal, during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
"I agree entirely with Saxby Chambliss," King said. "A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have signed a -- have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I'm not going to attack Japan today."
King continued: "The world has changed and the economic situation is different. Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill realized that in the 1980s. I think everything should be on the table. I, myself, am opposed to tax increases. The fact is the speaker and the majority leader and the president are gonna be in a room, trying to find the best package. I'm not gonna prejudge it. And I'm just saying we should not be taking iron clad positions. I have faith in John Boehner to put together a good package."