Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who serves as the senior Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said Thursday that his comments to the Politico website were taken out of context.
"I stand by everything I said other than the fact that the Politico totally took it out of context," King told the Associated Press.
The comments were condemned by Democrats and by a leading muslim group. A spokeswoman for Giuliani did not respond to requests for comment Thursday.
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