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is an American politician and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. A member of the Republican Party, West represented Florida's 22nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 and served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2020 to 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

West was deployed to Kuwait in 1991 and Iraq in 2003. In 2003, West was charged in an incident that involved the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi policeman, with West firing a gun near the Iraqi man's head during an interrogation. After an Article 32 hearing was held, West accepted non-judicial punishment, was fined $5,000, and allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Widely described as a "firebrand conservative", West stirred controversy during his time in Congress for incendiary comments about Islam, descriptions of President Barack Obama as a "low-level Socialist agitator", and unfounded accusations that 81 Democratic members of Congress were members of the Communist Party. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In January 1995 he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command as the assistant operations/combat plans officer. West was promoted to major before he attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997. Upon completion, he became the operations officer for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade before being assigned as executive officer of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment. Afterward, West served as an Army exchange officer at the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune from 1999 to 2002 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

West was charged with violating Articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. During a hearing held as part of an Article 32 investigation in November 2003, West stated, "I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

West received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Tennessee and his master's degree in political science from Kansas State University. He also earned a master of military arts and sciences degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military history and operations. (Source: ballotpedia.org)

West wrote in the message, “I’m disgusted by Congress. No legislation worth mentioning has passed both chambers to reach the president's desk, but next week the House and the Senate will kick off their August recess anyway. Let me tell you -- the U.S. Army never granted me leave unless I had fulfilled my obligations, and I'm willing to guess your employer won't let you take vacation if you don't finish your work! So why are we letting Congress off the hook?” (Source: ballotpedia.org)

INCIDENT

Lawrence Eric Stern had confronted West at the airport, telling him to “Put your mask on, idiot,” according to an airport police report. Stern told the Dallas Morning News that he wants to see West charged in the incident. (Source: www.houstonchronicle.com)

www.houstonchronicle.com)After the incident, Stern said, West called him a “stupid white man,” while West said Stern put his fists up in a fighting position before West walked away. (Source:

A security camera at the airport captured the incident, but it didn’t capture the men’s faces. The police report said instead that “they could see both gentlemen’s arms moving towards each other.” (Source: www.houstonchronicle.com)

PARTY

"Allen West joins congressional Tea Party Caucus". Sun Sentinel. February 7, 2011. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2011. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

^ Lt. Col. Allen West Has Received Over 100 Endorsements From Key Influencers on His Candidacy for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas Archived December 18, 2019, at the Wayback Machine, Cision PR Newswire, December 16, 2019. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Morris, Allie; Gillman, Todd J. (July 20, 2020). "Texas GOP ousts chairman, picks tea party firebrand Allen West to lead in 2020 elections". The Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on July 20, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

↑ Republican Party of Texas, "Chairman Allen West Announces Resignation as Chairman of the TXGOP," June 4, 2021 (Source: ballotpedia.org)

West won a U.S. House seat in Florida in 2010 and quickly became a tea party favorite and lightning rod, at one point accusing Democrats of having as many as 80 communists in their House caucus. He failed to win reelection in 2012. (Source: apnews.com)

Allen West, a former congressman from Florida, announced Thursday he is running for Texas GOP chair, challenging current party leader James Dickey for the… (Source: www.keranews.org)

Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. (Source: www.keranews.org Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday but said he’s “doing great.” (Source:www.keranews.org))

“As I have always said, I will serve this country in whatever capacity I possibly can,” West said on WMAL radio on June 19, 2013, when pressed as to whether he would challenge Rubio (R) in 2016. “My most important concern is my country. If I see people that are not taking our country down the right path, if I see people that are not standing up for the right type of principles, and putting their own party politics before what is best for the United States of America.” (Source: ballotpedia.org)

 

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