Allen West “Don’t Compare Arizona Protests to Civil Rights Movement”

by Newsmax for The Steve Malzberg Show

It’s a “slap in the face” to the black community to compare protests against an Arizona bill, which would let some business owners deny services to gays, to the civil-rights movement, former U.S. Rep. and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West said Wednesday.

In an exclusive interview with “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV, West, whose Allen West Guardian Fund supports and endorses conservative military minority candidates, said comparing the movements is merely “sensationalism.”

“I want people to stop saying that this is all of a sudden the new civil right because . . . it’s a slap in the face to people like my parents,” he said. “They knew what discrimination was, being brought up in the ’20s and the ’30s and ’40s down in the Deep South of Georgia. So, I don’t want to see us go down that path.”

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