Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says he will consider running for president in 2016.

“It’s certainly something that I’m going to look at,” King told Politicker. “It’s an opportunity to speak out on national security and defense issues.”

King is a regular presence on cable news and has held an important position as chairman of the House homeland security committee. He has also been outspoken in recent months as many House Republicans voted against emergency funding for the Northeast following Hurricane Sandy.