UPDATE: Rep. King now requires added security due to the volume of threats he's receiving. My goodness, he's a pretty committed "publicity hound," isn't he, Ezra?
Every Homeland Security chair gets protection, but King’s has been stepped up in the wake of threats — some generated by the controversy over the hearings.
“I’m getting a lot of hostile phone calls now, but the main threats I’m getting are from overseas,” Rep. King said.
King also said he promises to hear from a wide-range of voices, including Muslims that oppose the hearings, but intend to participate.