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Alan West, Tea Bagger darling and torturer, has another issue with his connections to a violent biker gang – The Outlaws. At some point, I don’t care what the polls supposedly are saying – the American people have to be asking themselves do Mr West, and a number of the other Tea Bagger whack jobs running as Republicans who have ties to violent, racist, and extremist groups…
Really represent where the American people want this country to go for the next 2 or more years?
Allen West, a national tea party favorite and the Republican nominee for Congress in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, has (to put it mildly) some controversial friends. According to a new report from NBC News, West has been a fan and defender of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, a national group targeted by the FBI for involvement in racketeering, “violent crimes” and “attempted murder.”
As NBC reported tonight, West has had personal dealings with the Florida chapter of the Outlaws, which lists on its website “Brothers In Prison,” which NBC correspondent Lisa Meyers says includes “many” who “were convicted of violent crimes, including murder.”
Meyers reports on email correspondence between West and a supporter nervous about his interactions with the group that appears to show West defending the group against a characterization that it’s “criminal.”
But as the FBI noted in a June press release announcing a federal indictment of American Outlaw leadership, the national group is suspected of being a “a highly organized criminal enterprise with a defined, multi-level chain of command.”
West – for your choice to associate yourself with this sort of people – you get the Stepin’ Fetchit Award.