The liberal members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) were leery of Rep. Allen West's suggestion. I wonder why?
(The Hill)- Still, some are “leery” of West, according to a CBC member who requested anonymity.
West raised some eyebrows in a CBC meeting soon after the assassination attempt of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
After members expressed concern for their safety, West, a two-decade plus Army veteran, said members should consider carrying a concealed weapon.
In an interview with The Hill this week, West said, “They were talking about getting detailed security and I said, ‘Well you just look in your state as far as getting a concealed weapons licensing,’ which is something that I have. I think personal protection starts with yourself, but you just coordinate with local law enforcement to make sure you have collateral security at your events.”
CBC member Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said West’s suggestion didn’t go over well, adding it was “frowned” on by other lawmakers.