From The Hill newspaper in 1997, "He has a tremendous sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority."
King said that about John McCain.
McCain responded "I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only 'Republican' organization I have ever noticed Mr. King represent is the Irish Republican Army."
"... there is little in Mr. King’s singularly unimpressive legislative record to suggest that he is motivated by anything other than a compulsion to utter provocative sound bites."