At a recent event, a constituent asked Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), “what percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists?”
Nope, West didn’t redirect the conversation to avoid having to make unfounded accusations. he enthusiastically provided an actual number.
“That’s a fair question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party,” West says in a video of the exchange.
He went on to say, “It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” according to a spokesman, Tim Edson, who also said in a statement this afternoon that West “stands by his words.”
Watch the video here:
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