Latest Fact-checks on Allen West Allen West stated on August 1, 2015 in a blog on his website: The Navy "is bringing charges against" a Navy officer who shot at the Chattanooga shooter "for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property." Allen West stated on March 19, 2015 in a post on his website: "EPA wants to regulate … the family BBQ." Allen West stated on October 20, 2014 in a tweet: "U.S. troops are getting only 4 hours of Ebola training before deployment to Liberia." Allen West stated on September 26, 2014 in a Facebook post: President Barack Obama "ordered our military to enlist illegal aliens." Allen West stated on December 2, 2013 in a blog on his website: "Back door gun control is in full effect in the United States" due to "Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency." Allen West stated on November 25, 2013 in comments on his blog: "Black people kill more black people every six months than the KKK did in 86 years." Allen West stated on July 8, 2013 in a tweet: "More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector." Allen West stated on December 8, 2012 in a weekly newsletter: "This week the House of Representatives voted to remove the word ‘lunatic’ from federal law." Allen West stated on October 25, 2012 in a campaign ad: "After Patrick Murphy’s charges were dropped, Murphy’s father gave the prosecutor a huge campaign donation." Allen West stated on October 8, 2012 in an ad: Says Patrick Murphy is trying to "hide his drunken assault of a police officer." Allen West stated on August 1, 2012 in a radio interview: In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created." Allen West stated on May 14, 2012 in a newsletter: An "Obamacare slush fund" paid to spay and neuter dogs and cats, then counted it as an "anti-obesity campaign." Allen West stated on April 10, 2012 in a town hall meeting in Jensen Beach, Fla.: About 78 to 81 House Democrats "are members of the Communist Party. ... It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus." Allen West stated on October 21, 2011 in a TV interview: The EPA "wants to hire 230,000 new government regulators that will cost the taxpayer $21 billion." Allen West stated on October 14, 2011 in a Fox News interview: "In the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it was the Democrats who cut $500 billion from Medicare. And they also put in place the Independent Payment Advisory Board, 15 unelected bureaucrats, which will be making decisions about health care for our seniors and for all Americans." Allen West stated on July 27, 2011 in an interview on CNN: "This is the first time in the history that we've had the raising of a debt limit also with spending cuts." Allen West stated on July 20, 2011 in a Fox News interview: Florida Democrats "put my Social Security number and my wife's Employment Identification Number in a mail piece." Allen West stated on June 20, 2011 in a Fox News interview: In the first 24 to 36 hours of the operation in Libya, "you saw $115 million go downrange because a Tomahawk cruise missile is a little over $1 million each." Allen West stated on June 2, 2011 in an interview: "China owns about 29 percent of (the U.S.) debt.'' Allen West stated on January 2, 2011 in a Fox News TV show: "We had an amendment in the health care law that said the federal government is going to take over education." Allen West stated on November 21, 2010 in TV interview: The U.S. "had the opportunity with Israel coming and talking to us about improving our security screening procedures, and we turned them down." Allen West stated on September 21, 2010 in a candidate forum: "If you look at the application for a security clearance, I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background." Allen West stated on September 16, 2010 in a campaign website: Ron Klein "repeatedly voted in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants." Allen West stated on May 16, 2010 in a blog on his campaign website: In Afghanistan "the (military) leadership has proposed a new medal, an award for 'Courageous Restraint' ... for 'NOT FIRING BACK.' " Allen West stated on March 21, 2010 in press release: "Klein did not hold a single town hall meeting (on health care) where the general public was invited to ask questions or present their views." Allen West stated on April 26, 2010 in a statement on his campaign website: "Currently we have some 40-45% of Americans who are not paying any taxes."