King tells the NYPost "It would be better for New York if I were chairman, but I'm not, so that's that,"
With King as Chairman, NY lost 40% of its funding!
How can that be better???
The Post continues "King used his post to try to squeeze more homeland funds out of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff after the department announced a shocking 40 percent cut in the city's anti-terror funds this spring."
NY did get a few more scraps but during his tenure as Chairman, King just couldn't deliver for NY.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, the newly minted Majority Leader in the House "pledged that if Democrats win control of the House his party will get the funding formula changed to reflect the greater risks big cities like New York face.
A Democratic House would take the homeland security chairman's gavel from King and give it to Rep. Bennie Thompson, of Mississippi, but Hoyer said that still would be better for New York.
"You need to put (the money) where the risk is occurring," Hoyer said. "That argument is going to be made by a rural representative from Mississippi. Frankly, he may be better able to do that."