Evil GOP Bastard of the Month
Freshman GOP Congressman
Rep. Allen "Loose Cannon" West (R-FL)
In a Congress now dominated by Tea Party kooks, it takes real effort to be singled out as not only crazy, but dangerous. Representative West fits that description. The former Capt. West was forced to end his military career after abusing an Iraqi policeman suspected of terrorist ties, later admitting "..It's possible that I was wrong."
While running for Congress in 2010, West utilized a cadre of bikers to provide "security" at campaign events, forcibly ejecting Democratic partisans who attempted to make a video record of West's extremist rhetoric. As soon as he was elected, West appointed "If ballots don't work, bullets will" radical talk-show host Joyce Kaufman as his chief of staff, but he was quickly forced to backtrack.
West is now facing voters angry at his support of the Medicare-killing Ryan budget, so West is dishonestly screening questions at his town hall meetings and ejecting "unruly" constituents. MORE