West explains his vote for Boehner plan in ‘letter to the American people’by George Bennett | July 29th, 2011
U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, has doused suggestions from admirers that he run for president or vice president in 2012. But West struck a presidential tone this evening in explaining his support for Speaker John Boehner‘s debt-ceiling plan, which just passed on a 218-210 vote.
West, who drew fire from many of his tea party allies for coming out early and vociferously for the Boehner plan, wrote what his office called “a letter to the American people” and begins it with “My Fellow Americans.”
Spokeswoman Angela Sachitano explained that West “has got calls from all over the country the last two days and he felt the need to be a voice on this to everyone.”