Republican from Florida
Allen West, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, was elected to the U.S. House on Nov. 2, 2010. He took office Jan. 5, 2011 and served one term. He now is a contributor for Fox News.
Recent statements involving Allen West
Recent stories featuring Allen West
Democrats assailed a Republican decision to pass a farm bill in the House without addressing food stamps, breaking a tradition dating back to the 1970s. We checked a claim related to food stamps -- that "more Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector." We found multiple problems with the comparison.
With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?
The debt ceiling debate appears to be slouching toward a conclusion -- at least for now. We look back at some of the fact-checks that PolitiFact and its state affiliates have done on the issue.
The daily back-and-forth in Washington over the federal government’s finances has provided numerous opportunities for the Truth-O-Meter and PolitiFact researchers.
Allen West called Debbie Wasserman Schultz "the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives."
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