(Letters to the Editor)
When Allen West said last week that nearly half of the Democrats in Congress were members of the Communist Party, no one could’ve imagined just what a firestorm he was creating.
So what has West done in response? Â Instead of attempting to make amends for his baseless claims, he doubled down â€“ saying that anyone who fights in Congress for social justice, health care reform, and equity in the tax code is a Marxist or Socialist.
I find West’s words deplorable and outrageous. Â Those of us along Florida’s Coast need hard-working problem-solvers in Congress, not name-callers who drudge up 60-year old rhetoric from the dark days of our nation’s past.
Patrick Murphy, CPA
Editor’s Note: Patrick Murphy is a candidate for Congress.