Allen West: Immigration Bill 'Slap in the Face' to Blacks

Allen West: Immigration Bill 'Slap in the Face' to Blacks

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said the Senate’s immigration is a “slap in the face at the black community,” especially given the high levels of unemployment among blacks across America. 

West addressed the D.C. March for Jobs rally on Monday and then appeared on Breitbart News’ exclusive coverage of the event with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, who hosted the coverage. 

The former Tea Party Representative said conservative blacks, progressives, Tea Party groups, and working class Americans and others came to Washington, D.C. united because there is a lot of “commonality in opposition” against the Senate’s immigration bill that would devastate the wages of  working class Americans.

West called out black civil rights leaders by asserting they were silent on the immigration issue that would hurt black working class Americans because they have been reduced to mere “fronts” for progressive interests and politicians. 

He agreed with Bannon’s statement that this was the type of coalition that the late Andrew Breitbart always thought could be possible and urged those opposed to the immigration bill to get involved in politics and let elected officials know their displeasure. 

“Those who refuse politics are governed by their inferiors,” West said.