Congressman Allen West’s (R-FL) Florida office received an envelope containing a white powder and a letter using ugly rhetoric. After testing, the powder was judged to be not dangerous or harmful.
“This incident, is just another in several incidents that have occurred over the last couple of years and, have put me in quite a bad mood,” West wrote in an email sent to constituents Tuesday.
He offered the example of a “liberal blogger publicly stating that he wanted to ‘skin me alive,’ ” and a protest outside his office led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) “castigating me as a ‘misogynist.’ ”
“I find it interesting that in all of these instances, the media simply dismissed the incidents,” West said. “One might wonder — is it open season on a principled black conservative?”
“Let me be very clear to all reading this missive, but mostly to liberals who subscribe to this behavior, be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against,” wrote West. “I consider myself an easy-going fella who will always engage in intense intellectual exchange. However, if you choose this path of personal attacks, intimidation, and threats you will encounter a very different Congressman (LTC. Ret) Allen B. West.”
God Bless Allen West. Black Conservatives have an extra cross to bear.