Allen West

Former Republican U.S. Respresentative from Florida

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  • Republican Romney leads old guard in condemnation of Trump as 'a fraud'Thu Mar 03, 2016 | reuters.com
    Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Drumpf on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party...
  • How Dynasties Sank the GOP and the DemocratsSun Feb 28, 2016 | politico.com
    No matter what happens on Super Tuesday, it’s clear who the real losers will be on election night: The Democratic and Republican parties. An election season that began as a...
  • Jeb Bush Dropping Out: Inside His $150 Million FailureSat Feb 20, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment’s last, best hope, began his 2016 campaign rationally enough, with a painstakingly collated operational blueprint his team called,...
  • Jeb Bush, the Un-candidateTue Feb 09, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush banned me from the bus. It was October 2014, two months before Jeb would announce he was exploring a run for president, and I had come to west Texas as an...
  • The Cowardice of the Republican CandidatesMon Nov 30, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    Give Donald Trump this: He has taught Americans something about the candidates he’s running against. He has exposed many of them as political cowards. In August, after...
  • How Donald Trump Broke Jeb BushMon Nov 30, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    In jujutsu, one uses an opponent’s weight against him. And, in the version most often seen in politics, a candidate turns his opponent’s strength into a weakness. In...
  • Inside the New Strategy Group Where Right-Wing Activists and Journalists Coordinate MessagingThu Jul 25, 2013 | motherjones.com
    Been hearing the phrase "politics over public safety" deployed against Obama lately by prominent conservatives? Meet Groundswell.
  • Face it, the US economy is socialistTue May 01, 2012 | aljazeera.com
    Two things happened to suggest the Republican Party had finally gone over the deep end. One was Republican Congressman Allen West's claim that around 80 Democrats are...
Allen West Scandals & Controversies
  • Former Rep. Allen West is leaving the conservative opinion website PJ Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,” according to a new report from BuzzFeed.
  • A group of right-wing advocates have been meeting behind closed doors for months to plan "a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation." The group includes a who's who of conservative personalities, including the wife of sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The far right group wants to dumb down the conversation, even explicitly suggesting that the journalists in the group need to write articles at "a 4th grade level," and also counteract other right-wing groups that they see as too liberal.
  • Florida GOP Congressman Allen West dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her "vile, unprofessional ,and despicable," "a coward," "characterless," and "not a Lady," and demanding that she "shut the heck up."
  • While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a reported plot to ambush him and his men. Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, a civilian Iraqi police officer, was implemented in the plot. Hamoodi was detain and beaten when he allegedly reached for his weapon. West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi's head, after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as "meaningless information induced by fear and pain." One of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found. West was charged with violating articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
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