Newly-elected Florida Congressman Allen West (R) said that he will "absolutely" join the historically Democratic Congressional Black Caucus when he gets to Washington in January.
"Oh, absolutely right," West told CNN in response to a question of whether he would join. "I think I'm more than qualified. I am a congressmember-to-be, and I am black, so I think that I have every right to be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Unless all the sudden before I get there they decide to change the name."
The statement comes at about 4:00 minutes below: