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Allen West will not quit Congressional Black Caucus



Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, says he will not quit the Congressional Black Caucus, after all.

He considering resigning after a fellow member said some tea party members would like to see blacks "hanging from a tree.”

"Cowards run from challenges, while warriors run to the sound of battle," West said on Facebook. "I will not be resigning from the Congressional Black Caucus.  Constitutional Conservatism is now and will in the future be a part of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"There may be those who criticize my decision but consider if Henry O. Flipper or the Tuskegee Airmen had taken the easy out over the hard in.  Those men are part of my legacy as a career military office, a proud legacy."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:41pm]


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