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Rep. Allen West Fires Employee For Opposing Tracy Morgan’s Anti-Gay Rant

by David Badash on June 13, 2011

in News,Politics

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has just fired an intern for opposing Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay rant, by re-tweeting a pro-gay tweet. The unnamed intern, through the Congressman’s Twitter feed, re-tweeted a tweet from the gay pop music group Scissor Sisters, that read, “Dear Tracy Morgan’s son: if you are gay, you can TOTALLY come live with me. We’ll read James Baldwin & watch Paris is Burning. xxANA”

To make sure his constituents didn’t think the Congressman actually had become pro-equality, the Congressman’s office sent a folow-up tweet:

“Very sorry about the unauthorized RT. We were not hacked, an intern made an error. Apologies to all.”

Recently, Rep. West has stated,

“Gay Marriage Is An Oxymoron,” Will Destroy Society

Gays Can Change But “Unless I’m Michael Jackson, I Can’t Change My Color”

“China Is In Control Of The Panama Canal,” One Of Many Falsehoods


(Hat tip to Roll Call and Think Progress)

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MachatheReader June 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I don't see how opposing violence against children is in any way a statement about your stance on gay rights … except that you might infer that you believe not getting stabbed to death by your father is a gay right.

unavitavagabonda June 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

In plain terms: Allen West is a whack job. I still can't understand how people here took him seriously enough to vote for him (don't forget that his campaign manager was one of those lovely folks going around before the 11/10 elections encouraging people to shoot politicians if right-wing candidates didn't win — and no, West hasn't fired her). He's a fundamentalist extremist, and the only thing that keeps him from being labeled a "terrorist" is that he's a member of the Tea Party and not the Taliban. Too bad about the fired intern, but anyone idiot enough to work for West obviously needed help understanding that working for Satan was not a positive career move.

IamLegion June 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

As obnoxious as his sentiments are, no employee has a right to use Allen's Twitter account for any messages Allen doesn't authorize. I'm sure that was the reason being given for the dismissal, too.

CastleRockBear May 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Allen West is a new breed of Bigot!

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