Allen West: I ‘Believe’ About 80 House Dems Are Communists, and Obama is ‘Too Scared’ to Debate Me
by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz
April 11, 2012
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) gave a characteristically energetic speech at a town hall event Tuesday evening, where he estimated that around 80 U.S. Representatives are Communist Party members.
After one person asked him about “card-carrying” Marxists in Congress, West responded to those who brushed aside the query.
“No, it’s a good question,” he said, adding: “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”
The Palm Beach Post hedged that a little by saying West said he’s “heard” that many are Communists. You can listen for yourself below: