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Does House GOP leader Boehner Stand by West's Extreme, Violent Rhetoric?

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NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY For Immediate Release: Oct. 11, 2010
 
Does House GOP leader Boehner Stand by West's Extreme, Violent Rhetoric?
As John Boehner comes to South Florida to support Allen West, South Floridians deserve the answer to one critical question: Does GOP House leader Boehner stand by West's violent and extreme rhetoric?
West has called for Americans to raise arms against our own government and compared the atrocities committed by Hitler and the Nazis to basic campaign activities.
He has said:

  • "You must be well informed and well armed, because this government that we have right now is a tyrannical government."
  • "God help them if it has to go beyond the Democratic process."
  •  "I know here today we have a representative from the Florida Democrat party and he is here to film me and his whole purpose of filming me is to take what I say and allow other people to distort it so they can misrepresent me. You know if we allow those Gestapo-type intimidation tactics to prevail in the United States of America what happens to our liberties, what happens to our freedoms?"

 
Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff said: "The question we all want answered is why Mr. Boehner supports Allen West's extreme, violent and divisive rhetoric."
 
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