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Congressman Pete King

Representing the 2nd District of New York

Rep. King Statement on Relationship

Dec 1, 2010

Situation should serve as example for all private companies

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, December 1, 2010) – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, issued this statement following reports that Inc. has severed its business relationship with WikiLeaks after its latest release of classified information:

“It is unfortunate that it took Amazon five months to terminate its relationships with WikiLeaks, and only after having political pressure applied. While I wish that Amazon had taken this step when U.S. soldiers' lives were first put in danger by WikiLeaks back in July, I am heartened that the company has finally corrected its action.

“This situation should serve as an example for all private U.S. and international companies that conducting business with WikiLeaks is intolerable and against American interests.”