Allen West Stoked Fears on Wrong Mob
Before Ousting Other West as Sgt@Arms
January 6, 2021
Texas GOP Chairman Allen West capped off the worst year in history to be a Republican when he fired a fellow state party officer on Wednesday for promoting the violence that President Trump had inspired among radical base supporters who took the nation's Capitol hostage.
West - a former Army officer who's been warning about anarchist mobs marching to American suburbs - said late this afternoon that he'd given Walter West II the boot as the sergeant at arms of the Texas Republican Party for endorsing the shocking display of insurrection in Washington D.C. throughout the afternoon.
But the state Republican chief who's had a penchant for sounding alarms with breathlessly combative rhetoric let the party organization break the news without a vintage personal twist.
"Whereas we vigorously support the First Amendment right to freely assemble, we condemn violence and pray for all gathering in our nation's capital and those at the Capitol Building," the Texas Republican Party said. "The Texas GOP has always been on the side of law and order and will remain so."
West the party boss had appointed West the party enforcer who's no relation to the leadership post after winning the top GOP job in Texas amid the chaos of a state convention meltdown on Zoom in June.
The two Wests had appeared to be on the same page until today when the Texas chair who'd been pitching the possibility revolution seemed to remake himself as a dove who's aligned more with Martin Luther King Jr. than a president who incited the terroristic episode that erupted while Congress was prepared to certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's victory last fall.
West the state chairman has been parroting Trump's fictitious claims of voter fraud and refusing to publicly recognize Biden as the next president. West has been a sharp departure from the typical party leader who seeks to build unity, West has gone to the opposite extreme attacking Governor Greg Abbott for coronavirus restrictions and other high-level Republicans like State Rep. Dade Phelan of Beaumont as the soon-to-be Texas House speaker.
West has declared that the Texas GOP refuse to see Phelan as the new leader in the lower chamber where he's expected to capture the gavel officially on opening day of the regular session next week.
West has been a true believer in the Antifa fantasies that Trump and other Republicans like U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Abbott were touting without any evidence before Trump's bid to reverse the November vote based on claims of voter fraud that the president's legal team has effectively proven to be false.
But West apparently thought the other West crossed the line on which the state chairman has been teetering throughout his first seven months on the job.
"You Accepted ANTIFA burning down your cities... Now Deal with them taking back OUR HOUSE," sergeant at arm West said on social media at one during the afternoon.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...” according to another Facebook post this afternoon on the Walter West II page.
The Republican Party of Texas said nothing, however, on the added disappointment that Allen West must feel after campaigning for the losing incumbents in a pair of U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia were a Democratic sweep put Democrats in control of the upper house of Congress.
West has been a full-throated supporter of Trump, who entered his first term in 2017 with GOP majorities on both sides of a U.S. Capitol where the Republicans have none now.