Allen West denies comparing Social Security to slavery

Allen West accused the media of distorting his words when asked about his controversial comments about Social Security from this past weekend. According to the Huffington Post, West wrote a comment on his Facebook page denying ever comparing the popular social program to slavery:

Allen West-isms: Tea Party favorite’s most infamous remarks

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) sought to do damage control on Monday after sparking controversy with remarks he made over the weekend.

“Liberal media reports saying I am equating Social Security of hardworking Americans to a form of slavery is absolutely false,” the Tea Party-backed freshman wrote on Facebook. “It seems that there is absolutely no level the attack machine will sink to deliberately distort my comments. … I was clearly talking about the number of people on Social Security disability — a completely separate issue then claims that I said I am against Social Security.”

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