Appearing Thursday night on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) had some remarkably tough things to say about President Obama’s recent address on the budget deficit and criticism of the Republican budget.
“I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America,” said West. “It is not helpful for this country, and it’s not gonna move the ball forward as far as rectifying the economic situation in our country. And I am not gonna back away from telling what the truth is.”
West’s appearance served as follow-up to remarks he had made on Laura Ingraham’s talk radio show, where he called Obama “a low-level socialist agitator,” and a person who showed “third world dictator-like arrogance” in the budget speech.
During his Fox appearance, West further stood by those comments, when Van Susteren asked whether those comments were helpful to advancing his convictions.
“There’s a great depth to my conviction, and part of my conviction is telling the truth,” said West. “I don’t think it’s very presidential when Barack Hussein Obama refers to my colleague, Paul Ryan, as a simple little accountant, either. So I think that when you look at what a community organizer is turning out to be, it does seem to be like a low-level socialist agitator.”