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Allen West Explains Verbal Throwdown With CAIR Rep: 'I Won't Back Down


"Now's not the time for us to play footsy with a very determined adversary..."

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to discuss his recent verbal throwdown with a representative from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) who tried to paint West as an Islamaphobe.

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In his interview with Fox on Wednesday morning, West quoted Tom Petty in explaining his reaction: "I won't back down." He also uttered some more no-nonsense words that have made him a popular speaker among conservatives, such as saying we should not play "footsy" with our enemies. That makes sense consider West is a former Army Colonel:

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