US Republican has no regrets calling Democrats communists

By REUTERS
April 18, 2012 01:51

 
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WASHINGTON - US Congressman Allen West on Tuesday refused to back away from earlier remarks to constituents in Florida that dozens of Democrats in the US House of Representatives were communists.

The freshman Republican who is backed by conservative Tea Party activists was asked at a forum whether he had second thoughts about calling the 78 members of the House Progressive Caucus communists.

"I don't regret it whatsoever," said West, who is facing a tough race for re-election in November.

"There is a very thin line between communism, progressivism, Marxism, Socialism ... it's about nationalizing production, it's about creating and expanding the welfare state. It's about this idea of social and economic justice," said the retired military officer.

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