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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Dem. Congressman: Allen West Had Chick-fil-A Catered to Black Caucus Meeting, Insulted Everyone

A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) “deliberately” offended members of the Congressional Black Caucus by having chicken and biscuits from Chick-fil-A catered to their weekly meeting, the Huffington Post reports.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said West even went a step further and walked out of the meeting even though it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch. He told the Huffington Post that the incident took place roughly 6 months ago but he apparently feels they are relevant given the recent controversy surrounding restaurant President Dan Cathy’s decision to publicly back traditional marriage.



Anonymous said...

He should be VP.

Anonymous said...

Alcee Hastings-isn't he the sexual predator who got away with it because he is a democratic congressman? Who gives a damn if he is offended? The meeeting was better of without this idiot. Allen West a an all American hero.

Anonymous said...

If the Congressional Black Caucus listened to their voters, they would agree. Instead, they kowtow to Obamas' ever-evolving views.

Anonymous said...

Allen West for President

Anonymous said...

People need to get over being "offended" at every little thing. People like that need a psychiatrist.

Anonymous said...

Thats all they got is the race card!

Anonymous said...

Based on Wiki:

Re: Hastings -
In 1979 appointed by Jimmy Carter as U.S. District Judge in Florida.

In 1981, Hastings was charged with accepting a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a lenient sentence and a return of seized assets for 21 counts of racketeering by Frank and Thomas Romano, and of perjury in his testimony about the case. In 1983, he was acquitted by a jury after his alleged co-conspirator, lawyer William Borders, refused to testify in court (resulting in a jail sentence for Borders).[1]

In 1988, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took up the case, and Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413-3.

He was then convicted in 1989 by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate.

The Senate vote cut across party lines, with Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, voting to convict his fellow party member, and Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, voting to acquit.[3]

The Senate had the option to forbid Hastings from ever seeking federal office again, but did not do so. Alleged co-conspirator, attorney William Borders went to jail again for refusing to testify in the impeachment proceedings, but was later given a full pardon by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office.[4]

Rep. West is a retired Army officer with a phenomenal story; wish he'd move to Maryland!

You be the judge!