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Georgia Woman Reportedly Admits to Sending Pig's Foot to Rep. Peter King


In a letter to the inspectors general of the Defense Department and CIA, U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., wrote that the administration's first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people to build public trust through transparency of government. "In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history," King wrote.

A Georgia woman reportedly has claimed responsibility for the severed pig's foot that was sent to Rep. Peter King, apparently in protest over the hearing he held on radical Islam. 

Jacquelyn Barnette, who described herself as Muslim, told the New York Post she sent King the package, which also contained an anti-Semitic note, this month. 

The U.S. Postal Service intercepted the package before it ever reached King's office. 

"I thought the letters explain themselves," Barnette told the Post. 

Asked about her comments, King told Fox News she "seems to be a disturbed person." 

"I'll let the police decide how to deal with her. I don't want to do anything to encourage her or others like her," he said. 

In March, King, R-N.Y., held high-profile congressional hearings on Islamic radicalization in the U.S., saying he aimed to confront the threat of homegrown extremism. 

Though the note contained anti-Semitic messages, King is not Jewish. The note also reportedly told King to "kiss my black, Muslim-American a--."

Click here to read more at The New York Post.