Allen West: 80 House Dems Are Communists!
But the Republican didn't name names
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 10:36 AM CDT
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla. speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Rep. Allen West spoke to a crowd last night of about 100 in Jensen Beach, Fla.—a crowd whose numbers were only slightly larger than the number of Communist Party members working in Congress. That's right, West yesterday revealed that "he's heard" as many as 80 House Democrats are commies, reports the Palm Beach Post. The Republican didn't name names, but Politico notes that he later said his comment referred to the 75-plus-member Congressional Progressive Caucus.

One more too-good-to-not-share detail: West told the crowd he really wished President Obama would join him at an event to discuss taxes, among other things, but noted that would basically happen when pigs fly. When an audience member asked why, West replied—in a voice the Post describes as "mocking"—"Cuz he was too scared."

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Apr 11, 2012 8:17 PM CDT
Can you prove this Allen West? If not, keep your damn mouth shut.
Apr 11, 2012 7:03 PM CDT
I'm more concerned about dual-citizens. You never know where their loyalties really lie. Although, judging by some of their votes, one could assume it isn't with the US.
Apr 11, 2012 5:30 PM CDT
He had to cancel out all the reasonable stuff he said about how Zimmerman should be going to jail.