Allen West Says He's Heard 80 Democratic Congressmen Are Secretly Communists
A reckless and unsubstantiated claim such as that hasn't been made by a sitting U.S. member of Congress since Senator McCarthy in the 1950s announced he had proof there were several Communist sympathizers and spies working inside the State Department and other levels of the federal government.
After a bunch of ridiculous investigations and hearings, McCarthy was never able to prove his claims and was censured by the Senate. "McCarthyism" is now something of an insult in American politics.
However, it's really no surprise West has decided to go this route. His entire political career is based on his ridiculous statements. He's now fighting to be more than just a one-term loudmouth and has switched to the newly redrawn 18th District in hopes of remaining in the House.
West also said President Obama would be "scared" to have a one-on-one debate with him, even though debates between rank-and-file congressmen and presidents are virtually unheard of.
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