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Peter King says Obama should invite Darren Wilson to the White House

In the aftermath of Monday night's grand jury ruling to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown, many are calling for President Barack Obama to visit Ferguson, Missouri. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has a bit of a different suggestion for handling the situation.

He told Fox Business Tuesday how he would go about ensuring peace:

I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, "You've gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it's unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job." [Fox]

King also criticized Obama for not praising Wilson in his remarks Monday night. --Julie Kliegman