Rep. Allen West said he’s heard that almost half of all the Democrats in Congress are secretly part of the Communist Party. West told almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that “he’s heard” as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party.
See “Updated: American Socialist Voter’s 2009 List of Marxists in Congress,” aptly dated October 31, 2010 for further information on the facts and rumors involved.
Except all of these video clips are very carefully edited to cut out the next thing West said. Here is the quote in full, with the omitted part presented in boldface:
It’s a good question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.