• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Allen West catches heat from tea party movement over debt vote

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, who faces a tough reelection bid in 2012, is being forced to explain to his tea party supporters why he voted to support the Budget Control Act, which raised the federal government’s debt ceiling. #

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: #

The bombardment directed at the freshman Republican congressman from Broward and Palm Beach counties isn’t coming just from liberals. He’s also facing friendly fire. #

“I think he chickened out,” said Joseph Williams, a Republican and member of the tea party movement. “I’m very disappointed in him.” #

The Sentinel adds: “Williams isn’t alone. Since West voted early this month to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling, activists from his tea party base are ‘shocked and disappointed,’ said Charles Robertson, co-founder of the Broward Tea Party.” #

According to the Sentinel, Palm Beach County Tea Party co-founder Pamela Wohlschlegel said, “It’s too early to know if tea party activists are so discouraged that they won’t come out in force for West’s re-election campaign.” #

The conservative blog Shark Tank posted: #

Congressman Allen West’s controversial “Debt ceiling” vote has landed him in hot water with Tea party activists across the country, especially the ones in hiscongressional district. During the weekly Fort Lauderdale Tea Party social, West explained why he voted for the debt ceiling bill and elaborated on the “bigger picture” as the reasoning behind his vote. Watch the video, then take our poll- Was West right? #

In that video, West says President Obama did not get what he wanted from that debt ceiling agreement, telling tea party members, that “we have one half of one third of the federal government” and “we are fighting a holding action.” #

West says the tea party cannot forget that the main battle is in November 2012 and to not fight amongst themselves. He says Republicans have forced the Democrats into “accepting what we had.” #

The Sentinel adds that some analysts say that criticism from his tea party base could be just what West needs to win reelection: #

“It suggests to more moderate voters that he’s not just a tea party guy,” said Kevin Wagner, a political scientist at Florida Atlantic University. “Complaints from the tea party are good for him because they’re not going to go anywhere. They are still going to vote for him in the general election.” #

#

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.