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August 31, 2011

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Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC

By REID J. EPSTEIN | 8/31/11 11:47 AM EDT

The lone Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday he’s thinking of quitting the group over fellow members’ comments trashing the tea party.

“I think that we heard the president talk about some of this over-the-top rhetoric and we should move away from that,” Florida Rep. Allen West said on “Fox & Friends.”

“When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And I have to tell you, one of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”

West’s comments come after Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) told a CBC gathering in Miami that “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.” Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told Los Angeles constituents that “as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”

West, a tea party favorite, said his Democratic CBC colleagues are failing to recognize problems in African-American communities.

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