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Departing Rep. Allen West says he won’t support Senate’s ‘fiscal cliff’ bill

by George Bennett | January 1st, 2013

U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, says he won’t support a “fiscal cliff” bill passed by the Senate early this morning.

“No one’s taxes need increase and this Senate legislation does not promote economic growth, debt/deficit reduction, or spending discipline, which should be our main goals,” West said in a statement that was posted on Facebook.

West, a freshman tea party favorite who lost his reelection bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy in November, hasn’t revealed his future political plans. But his statement today suggests he sees some role for himself in the future.

“The day is coming when principled pragmatic Constitutional Conservatives will be sought after to restore the American Republic, and we will answer the call,” West said.

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