Wingnut Rep. Allen West of Florida is on a commie hunt, telling constituents during a townhall meeting that there are as many as 80 Democrats in Congress who are communists — or so he’s heard. And his spokespeople are actually defending that claim.
West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he’s “heard” that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Post reported. There are currently 190 House Democrats.
West spokeswoman Angela Melvin later defended West’s comments — and clarified to whom West was referring.
“The Congressman was referring to the 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The Communist Party has publicly referred to the Progressive Caucus as its allies. The Progressive Caucus speaks for itself. These individuals certainly aren’t proponents of free markets or individual economic freedom,” Melvin said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
And this is the guy Herman Cain thinks would be an “excellent” vice president for Romney.