Allen West breaks silence on Trayvon Martin, blasts ‘usual suspect race baiters’ and ‘white liberals’by George Bennett | July 16th, 2013
In a Facebook post today, West didn’t comment on the verdict or the shooting itself, but blasted “usual suspect race baiters” and “white liberals” who he says are using the case for political gain.
West, who was one of two black Republicans in the 112th Congress and whose Facebook page has more than 339,000 “likes,” got 21,000 likes, 8,000 shares and 2,000 comments in the first two hours after posting on the subject.
Here’s what West had to say: “Yes, Trayvon Martin shooting was a tragedy which the usual suspect race baiters and progressive media are using for political gain. Where is the outrage for the recent killings in Chicago of a 6-month-old black baby, 16-year-old black honor student, or 17-year-old black teenager who refused to join a gang? The focus is on the symptoms which promote political gain, not the disease which now afflicts the black community. And I am tired of white liberals invoking the heinous memory of lynchings.”