If gov’t shuts down, all 535 members “should be voted out,” says Allen West

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Allen West is ready to challenge both Democrats and Republicans if the two parties cannot reach a compromise to keep the lights on in Washington D. C. and the rest of the federal government.

In an email to prospective donors to his “Guardian Fund”, the former congressman declares that shutting down the government is “the most unpatriotic thing Congress could do.” 

West then follows with a not-too-subltle warning shot. If “the government shuts down,” West writes, “every single one of the 535 members should be voted out in their next election.”

Earlier on Monday, West took to Facebook to say he wishes leaders in Washington reflected on the Bible’s teachings as the federal government heads for a likely shutdown.

“As I reflect upon the decisions in our Nation’s capitol today I wish Pastor Steve had given that sermon on the House and Senate floor, and to a certain someone in the Oval office,” he wrote. 

“Folks in DC are sent to be stewards and representatives and I wonder if we were to ask what their guiding principles are, what the response would be. Heck, I’d just like to know what sermon message they heard on Sunday morning.”

West explained he was in Louisiana over the weekend and attended a Baptist church service Sunday in Lafayette, reports The Hill

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