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Rep. Allen West Responds to Death Threats

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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(Ballot Box)Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) used an email to constituents to respond to a threat against his Florida office last week and to warn critics to “be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against.”

Last week, West’s Florida office received an envelope containing white powder and a letter with derogatory remarks directed at the congressman. A hazmat team later determined the powder wasn’t harmful.

“This incident, is just another in several incidents that have occurred over the last couple of years and, have put me in quite a bad mood,” West wrote in an email sent to constituents Tuesday. He offered the example of a “liberal blogger publicly stating that he wanted to ‘skin me alive,’” and a protest outside his office led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) “castigating me as a ‘misogynist.’”

“I find it interesting that in all of these instances, the media simply dismissed the incidents,” West said. “One might wonder — is it open season on a principled black conservative?”

West, a retired Army colonel, has become a national figure among Tea Party activists since defeating Democrat Ron Klein last November. The Florida Republican will be a top target of national Democrats in 2012 seeking to regain the majority in the House.

“Let me be very clear to all reading this missive, but mostly to liberals who subscribe to this behavior, be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against,” wrote West. “I consider myself an easy-going fella who will always engage in intense intellectual exchange. However, if you choose this path of personal attacks, intimidation, and threats you will encounter a very different Congressman (LTC. Ret) Allen B. West.”

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM
It isn't open season on a principled black conservative. It's open season on a dumb dick.

And I will add it is ridiculous and abhorrent that someone sent white powder to his office and I hope they catch and fully prosecute whoever did it.
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blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

This is very sad. We are living in the era of threats and violence. Lotz of unbalanced ppl. out there. Public figures unfortunately are targets to some who are on the opposite side of the political spectrum. This is inexcusable for anyone. Not surprising the MSM is selective concerning their reporting efforts~

 




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imamomzilla
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 2:47 PM

 Yep. The vitriol online has gotten worse. :-(

I like this guy.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

This is very sad. We are living in the era of threats and violence. Lotz of unbalanced ppl. out there. Public figures unfortunately are targets to some who are on the opposite side of the political spectrum. This is inexcusable for anyone. Not surprising the MSM is selective concerning their reporting efforts~

 

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