During a recent interview on Sirius Satellite Radio, Republican congressional candidate Allen West had strong words about members of his party balking at the new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona.
U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have criticized the law, which requires immigrants to carry their papers with them and allows the police to detain suspected illegal immigrants.
West said: "And I just want to put this out here, one of the things that really does concern me is that the national Republican party is not coming out and being supportive of the governor of Arizona and standing with her. Because if we do not stand for the rule of law, if we do not stand for America as a constitutional republic, if we believe in lawlessness and the breakdown of society, who are we as a party? So we got to be careful about what we are seeing. I mean we have had Marco Rubio down here come out against the governor of Arizona, former Gov. Jeb Bush come out against her. That is absolutely the wrong position and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing that."
Ashamed? That's tough talk from an upstart candidate about two of the most popular Republicans in Florida. West is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Klein of Boca Raton.