|U.S Rep. Allen West, R-FL|
In a town hall meeting, West said there were about 75 members of the Democratic Caucus in the U.S. House that were Communists. Later, a spokesman said that West was talking about the Congressional Progressive Caucus. That's a group that includes 7th District Congressman Andre Carson. The Congressional Progressive Caucus also includes Civil Rights Icon John Lewis, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
West can say what he wishes. It's his right. To call fellow members of his legislative body Communist without any shred of evidence is dangerous and unwise.
Barney Frank, also a member of the caucus, said that "Not even Joe McCarthy would have said anything that stupid."
West also said President Obama is afraid to have a one-on-one discussion with West and his constituents because he was "too afraid."
Yeah, right. It's amazing how West will throw this garbage out of his mouth when he accused Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of insulting him during a House Debate over Medicare last year. He challenged the Congresswoman to a personal fight.
I think that qualifies him as a complete tool.