Rep. Pete King: Yeah, I snapped a pic of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but I didn’t know who the guy was

Excuses, excuses.

On Inauguration Day, Twitchy reported that a dead ringer for GOP Rep. Pete King was caught nabbing a cellphone photo of Jay and Bey. Today, after making the cover of the New York Post, King confirmed that he was indeed the pol scrambling for a pic.

But for the record, he wants you to know he didn’t recognize the “99 Problems” rapper. He was just taking photos of “anybody who looked important.” You know, like the first couple:

Rep. King at Inauguration with Beyoncé, Jay-Z


Heh. Looks like King wasn’t the only one more interested in Beyoncé than in President Obama. The actual first couple is notably absent from the Post’s cover today.

  • ember

    Oh, mercy, don’t give the left any ideas.

  • Steve_J

    Why wasn’t King out helping the victims of “Sandy” instead hobknobing with celebrities? Obviously he only is concerned for the victims only when they can be used to get his face in front of a camera and demagogue his party for holding up a pork filled Senate bill.

  • Marcy Cook

    Lately with the things King has been doing and saying he is looking like he is going to pull a Chris Christie…going democrat.

    • rinodino


      • Marcy Cook

        That’s not a loss – when the useless cowards jump ship that’s a win! But thanks for the support anyway davey.

      • Elaine

        I wouldn’t know JZ if I tripped over his sorry butt and don’t care.

  • sean1

    Yup, we love our unrepentant drug dealers when they visit the capital on inauguration day. Sigh.