Coming from The Palm Beach Post;
From an Allen West campaign “town hall” Tuesday in Jensen Beach:
Moderator (reading question submitted in writing): What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or international Socialists?
West: No, that’s a good question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party…
(pause of approximately 27 seconds)
…No, they actually don’t hide it. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
From the Congressional Progressive Caucus:
Allen West is denigrating the millions of Americans who voted to elect Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) members, and he is ignoring the oath they took to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution—just like he did. Calling fellow Members of Congress ‘communists’ is reminiscent of the days when Joe McCarthy divided Americans with name-calling and modern-day witch hunts that don’t advance policies to benefit people’s lives.
We hope the people of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District will note that he repeatedly polarizes the American people instead of focusing on their interests. When people like Rep. West have no ideals or principles, they rely on personal attacks. The CPC is proud to stand up for economic equality and civil and human rights for all Americans. Congress is having, and will continue to have, an ongoing debate about job creation, home foreclosures and the issues that concern working families. But we will not engage in base and childish conversations that lower the high level of discourse Americans rightly expect from their representatives.
Okay, so Representative Allen West is telling us that the United States House of Representatives has 78 to 81 "card-carrying Marxists or international Socialists". Really? And all Democrats of course?
Libero Della Piana, vice-chairman of the national Communist Party, tells Politico it's not true. “It’s just guilt by association taken to an extreme,” he told POLITICO. He also said there are no members of Congress who are members of the Communist Party – not even avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt."