"I felt that the IRA, in the context of Irish history, and Sinn Fein were a legitimate force that had to be recognized and you wouldn't have peace without them ... I [wanted] a peace agreement, a working agreement, where [Northern Ireland’s] nationalist community would feel their rights would be respected. …”
- Peter T. King, chairman of the powerful Committee on Homeland Security of the US Congress, on his long-standing support for the Northern Irish Republican cause.
See The Washington Post’s report here.