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PolitiFact: In defense of angry e-mail, West says Dems put Social Security number in mailer



In a Fox News interview Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Allen West defended his angry email to Democratic Campaign Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz by saying she's "not a victim" and has "been attacking Allen West for quite some time."

"This is something once again the Democrat Party (sic), when they put my Social Security number and my wife's Employment Identification Number in a mail piece, this has just been an ongoing thing. I've been called Uncle Tom, a sellout Oreo," he said. "It's not about Allen West. So once again, it's very interesting to me that we continually allow liberals to do whatever they want in attacking conservatives but all of a sudden, when a conservative stands up and says, 'Enough,' then people want to sit back especially liberals, want to play victim. She's not a victim. She's been attacking Allen West for quite some time."

Did the Dems really include West's Social Security number in a mailer? Read how his claim fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:58am]


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