Rep. Allen West (R-FL) spoke to a group of Florida voters last night and said he thinks that 80 Democratic congressmen belong to the Communist Party:
The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. West said Obama was "scared" to have a discussion with him. He later said "he's heard" up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn't name names.
West was recently reported to be on a short list for Romney's running mate.
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