Allen West Says Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Decorated Veteran, Not ‘Loyal’ to America
West questioned Duckworth’s patriotism because of her role on a new House committee investigating the 2012 attack at a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Republican leaders formed the committee this month, despite the existence of several other committees already doing the same work, and Democratic leaders reluctantly agreed to participate to push back on GOP politicization of the matter. Duckworth was named as one of five Democrats on the panel.
West appears to be arguing that, by participating in a committee that Democrats have chalked up as a stunt, Duckworth is more loyal to the Democratic Party than to the truth.
“I just don’t know where her loyalties lie,” West said of Duckworth, during a Wednesday night interview on “The Janet Mefferd Show.”
“You know, for her to have been a veteran, a wounded warrior for the United States Army, she should know that this is not the right thing,” West continued. “And hopefully, you know, she will remember the oath of office that she took as an Army officer and not the allegiance I guess she believes she has to the liberal progressives of the Democrat Party.”