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FOX News Channel "Your World"

MS. KEENAN: All right. There you see New York's Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife in blue. They're entering their Manhattan apartment. That's where they reside. They do not reside in the governor's office in Albany. The governor this afternoon admitting that he was part of prostitution ring. Congressman Peter King joins me now on the phone. He is a Republican from New York, and he is calling for Governor Spitzer's resignation in light of this news that the governor was involved with a prostitution ring.

Congressman, good to have you on the phone. Why do you think the governor should resign?

REP. KING: First of all, I'm, you know, the last one to be judging people on personal morality. That to me is something I try to stay away from. But this goes far beyond that. A prostitution ring is invariably linked to organized crime. Organized crime, we know, deals with narcotics and the worst type of crimes. For the former attorney general and the governor of the state to have this kind of link to a criminal enterprise, it puts him at risk of blackmail, it puts the entire state at risk. It shows just incredibly poor sense of judgment. And under those conditions, I don't see how he can remain as governor. It's unfair to the people of the state, and it's just, to me, to totally hypocritical, especially a person like Eliot Spitzer who's probably the most unforgiving and self-righteous person I've ever known in public life.

MS. KEENAN: We're also getting indications from the federal complaint in which we believe, and all indications indicate, that the governor was "client number nine." And that this may have occurred while the governor was on official business visiting the nation's capitol.

REP. KING: Yeah, and that just adds to the situation that he was, again, on taxpayer's business and spending his time as "client number nine" in room 871 or whatever it was -- (inaudible) -- so it was incredibly poor judgment. It really is an abdication of his responsibility.

MS. KEENAN: Congressman, we're up against a hard break. Thanks for your time, Congressman Pete King of New York.


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