Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Allen West's file

West

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.

West's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of West's statements for that ruling.

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  • Pants on Fire4 (%)(4)

Recent statements involving Allen West

Mostly False

Military program started under Bush in 2008

False

Wrong on multiple levels

Recent stories featuring Allen West

Fact-checking the debate over food stamps

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.

The veep-stakes

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?

Looking back at trues and falses in debt ceiling debate

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.

Truth-O-Meter works hard during federal debt debate

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.

Fact-checking the West-Wasserman Schultz feud

Allen West called Debbie Wasserman Schultz "the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives."