NEW YORK -- A New York congressman says in a YouTube videothat Michael Jackson was a "pervert."
Rep. Peter King said society is "glorifying" a "low-life"while ignoring the efforts of teachers, police officers,firefighters, veterans and volunteers.
Jackson was acquitted of molesting a boy.
In the video, the congressman says the "day in and day out"coverage of Jackson's death is "too politically correct."
He conceded that Jackson "may have been a good singer" and"did some dancing."
King is among the possible Republican contenders for the seatheld by Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (JILL'-uh-brand.)
Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine says the family ispreparing for Jackson's funeral and will not dignify King'sstatement with a comment.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun