Dem. Congressman: Allen West Offends Black Caucus with Chick-Fil-A Catering

Alicia Powe | August 8, 2012
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Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) provided the Congressional Black Caucus with chicken and biscuits catered from Chick-fil-A during   their weekly meeting.

A Democratic lawmaker Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says West was “deliberately” offensive.  

“We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice,” Hastings said. “But West ”sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”

“That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended,” he added.

West is the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus. (h/t The Blaze


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