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Allen West joins Fox News

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, made famous by his comments such as calling 80 Democrats in Congress commies and calling U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ''not a lady'', will now share his views as a contributor to Fox News.

West will offer political commentary during various daytime and primetime programs.

“Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup," said Fox news vice president in the announcement released on Business Wire. “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”

West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, ousted U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, in 2010 in their second match-up. But in 2012 he was defeated by Democrat and businessman Patrick Murphy in a newly drawn Broward-Palm Beach district 22.  

West was known for his outspoken views -- see our round-up of his claims at PolitiFact Florida.

 

 

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