Things got out of control on Tuesday, when a liberal opponent of Rep. Allen West (R-FL) verbally berated a World War 2 veteran and shoved his wife after she stepped in to defend him.
West was holding a townhall event at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton, Florida, when he noticed a contingent of what he called “liberal groupies.”
One of them, however, apparently took offense at being called a “liberal groupie.”
After two older veterans called her out, she responded by telling one of them “f*** you!” At this point the veteran’s wife stepped in to defend her husband, prompting the woman to shove the wife who immediately shoved back and threatened to wrap her cane around the woman’s neck.
As the veterans confront the young protester, an unidentified person is overheard asking the elderly veteran what his rank was in the Gestapo.
Police were present, but did not respond forcefully.
WPBF reported that protesters greeted West with signs reading, “Hands Off My Medicare” and “Medicare Is Not Broken, Don’t Fix It.”
“Whether I’m a Democrat or a Republican, he needs to represent me as a woman, as a senior,” Toni Rosenburg told WPBF. “As for the people in this district, we are telling him what we need, and he needs to follow what our needs and our desires are.”
Michele Kirk wrote at BIZPAC Review that “[a] half dozen officers from the Boca Raton police department were on hand to run interference between West supporters and those who West said were hired by “the San Francisco billionaire” from the Credo SuperPAC…”
According to Kirk, “the real scuffles” began during the question and answer period where, she added, “a woman interrupted the Congressman to argue her point on gay marriage.”
“When approached by West’s security, the anti- West crowd began to loudly complain about the security team’s tactics, calling them storm troopers and accusing them of ‘Gestapo-like’ behavior,” she wrote.
“This is just more evidence of the profound effect Allen West is having on the left in Florida,” noted a post at The Right Scoop.
“Their heads are about to explode!”
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