On Saturday, Rep. Allen West was set to be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for his own district chapter of the NAACP. However, The Huffington Post reports that because of controversial comments the Congressman made just days before the event, the event was cancelled, and West was asked to not return for the rescheduled date in September. West apparently told constituents at a recent town hall meeting that nearly 80 House Democrats “are members of the Communist Party.”
It turns out calling Democratic lawmakers “Communists” has some consequences.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) was supposed to be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for his district chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) this past Saturday. But days before the event, the group canceled the gathering and asked West not to come back when they rescheduled. Why?
“There’s a certain statement he made about Communists,” Jerry Gore, president of the Martin County NAACP, told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. “That statement alone … we do not represent that type of atmosphere.”
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