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Rep. Peter King Had No Idea Who The Guy Beside Beyonce Was

"Anybody who looked important I took a picture of at the inauguration..."

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This is Rep. Peter T. King, representative for New York's 2nd congressional district and chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. He had a nice spot at the inauguration.

UPDATE: This is Peter King's photo. A bit blurry.

Via nymag.com

And King's defense of his lack of knowledge in this situation is fantastic:

"I didn't know! I knew the name but I didn't realize that was him. I just know Beyoncé from seeing her picture in the papers. I don't know rap. I stopped listening to music after Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.I'm not that starstruck with entertainers," he continued, but "if we're gonna focus on somebody, I'd rather focus on her than him — that's a beautiful woman! If it was David Wright or R.A. Dickey, then I'd be excited."

(H/t @SladeHV)

Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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