That’s the conclusion I arrived at after telling my entire story on my show this morning. This sad, pathetic man who hides behind his military badges and his “character” is afraid to talk directly with his constituents at events he has the audacity to call “Town Hall meetings”.
I attended because it was a town hall meeting, so I could ask my congressman a question. I live in the 22nd district. (Ironically, Congressman West does not.) The event was held at a mega-church, the Calvary Chapel, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, also NOT in the district.
“Pastor Bob” of the mega-church walked out on stage to thunderous applause from his minions in the audience. He then regaled us with his great support and whole-hearted endorsement of Congressman West. That alone should remove the Calvary “Church” from its tax-exempt status.
If you have any doubts about the misogynistic West or his understanding of how the debt/deficit, this clip (courtesy of Think Progress) should tell you all you need to know:
When I arrived, I was informed that all questions had to be written on cards, which would then be chosen and read aloud by West staffers. Constituents would not be able to speak directly with our congressmen. Honestly, if they had advertised that it would be a lecture as opposed to a town hall meeting, I would have stayed home.
I spent the first 90 minutes of my show this morning telling my story is great detail. You can listen to the audio (at the top of this post), or watch the video (posted here, and archived on the video archive page).
The most shocking thing I discovered today is how the arresting officer lied about why he arrested me. Here’s the arrest report. Notice how he said I pushed him?
All you need do is watch this video of my arrest (skip the edited part from the “meeting” itself. I’ll give you the real video from that in a moment) to see that I never touched or “pushed” the officer, as he wrote on that report.
Here’s my video of the question about the future of Medicare, and West’s non-answer that prompted me to ask a follow-up question (which, apparently, in West’s world is against the law!)
Thanks to Gary Nelson at CBS4 in South Florida for covering the story with an open mind.
Unlike the slanderous NBC affliliate, who filed this horrible piece of shit that they try to pass off as journalism.
I’ll be on MSNBC tonight – perhaps their Miami affiliate could learn a thing or two about reporting from them – on Cenk Uyger’s show, and likely on The Last Word as well.
I’ll be writing more about this, after discussing it all with my attorney.
Thank you so much for all of your support. It means more to me than words can express…