There will be times when we disagree with Rep. West, but what drew me to him in the first place are his core values, authentic conservativism, and genuine heart-felt love for this country. I remember when he joined the Congressional Black Caucus some questioned whether he should. Clearly, we can only change certain things from the inside, but the recent comments by some members of caucus has Congressman West rethinking, as you might imagine, his involvement with the group.
Rep. Allen West (Fla.), the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday morning that he is considering leaving the group in light of comments made by Rep. Andrè Carson (D-Ind.), the caucus whip, who said at a town hall that many Tea Party-affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as “second-class citizens” and would be happy to see blacks “hanging from a tree.”
“When you start using words such as lynching … that’s a reprehensible word and I think we should move away from that language,” West said on “Fox & Friends.”
“One of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus, because I don’t think they’re moving in the right manner toward solving the problems in not just the black community, but all of America.” […]
West said other CBC members were blaming the Tea Party for bad economic conditions.
“I think what you see is a desire to not recognize some of the serious problems in the black community,” West said. “To try to have a scapegoat that is the Tea Party … that’s just a distraction…”
Bravo. I do hope that some liberals, all of complexions, are beginning to see that Democrat/Liberal leadership simply does not have the best interest of Americans in mind. They’re obsessed with their own jobs, power and money. I hope as many Americans as possible reject this horrid rhetoric and join us in the restoration of our great country.