Exclusive: Allen West reflects on his freshman term
“An incredible journey,” U.S. Rep. Allen West said of his first two years in Congress. “This is a dream come true for a kid born in the inner-city of Atlanta.”
Sitting in his Washington, D.C., office, surrounded by pictures of his family, military mementos and history-themed books, the outspoken freshman congressman spoke with a sense of awe about the status he’s achieved as Florida’s representative on Capitol Hill.
A frequent Fox News guest, West said he has been most surprised by the regard he’s been afforded on the national stage. Over the next hour, he was reflective of a journey that began just two years ago, when he was first elected to Congress.
“It’s been very humbling and very honoring,” said West, who was scheduled to sit down with Fox commentator Greta Van Susteren after this interview last week with BizPac Review.
When asked whose personality pleasantly surprised him in Washington, he said he has been most impressed with fellow Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio.
“He and I have really got an incredible relationship – mutual respect – and it started back with the whole fiasco with us going into Libya, the violation of the War Powers Act,” West said. “I am always looking to align myself with those who would stand on principle, and that’s exactly what he did.”
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