Allen West Says He Was in a "White Supremacist Motorcycle Gang"
|Allen West, self-admitted former member of a "white supremacist motorcycle gang."|
Well, it's true, West apparently admits -- 13 months after NBC Nightly News ran a segment detailing his ties to the gang and after the congressman denied it on multiple occasions throughout that time.
West changed his story Friday on a North Dakota-based radio talk show hosted by Scott Hennen in response to a question asking whether presidential candidate Herman Cain is being attacked because he's a black conservative.
Scott Hennen: Is it an attack on a black conservative because he's a black conservative?
Congressman West: "Oh come on, I mean you know I was the only black member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang, so liberals and there are certain others I would say even within our party that are not comfortable with strong black conservative voices, and I would say there are people that feel very threatened by that because we do stand on principle. We are someone or entities that are out of the mainstream, if you want to call it that, so liberals are definitely going to come at you. But I think you also have this inner fight within our primary candidates for that piece of the pie that they want to have."
Roll the tape:
First of all -- what?
Second of all, that directly conflicts to what he's been telling news organizations like NPR and the New York Times for more than a year.
Although he didn't identify which white-power gang he was riding around on motorcycles with, the original NBC report was that he was rolling with the Outlaws, so we'll leave you with the 1975 Christmas Card from the Florida chapter of the Outlaws:
|Of course, West was 14 at the time, but photos on the website depict the old swastika/middle-finger combo being used as recently as 2002.|
Click here for the Florida Outlaws' list of its "brothers" in prison.
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