Rep. King: Not Confirming Americans Were On Downed Plan 'Just Creates Conspiracy Theories'

July 18, 2014 | 1:39 AM EDT

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Thursday he did not know why there was a delay in confirming that there were Americans onboard a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, shot down over eastern Ukraine, but that doing so “just creates conspiracy theories we don’t need.”