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Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:42

GOP-controlled House kills Democratic Resolution Condemning Allen West for Goebbels remark

Written by  George Bennett | Palm Beach Post

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives today killed a Democratic resolution condemning U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, for saying last week that Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels would be "very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine."

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., introduced the resolution while the House was grappling with whether to extend a payroll tax cut that expires Jan. 1.

In a procedural vote that went largely along party lines, the House voted 231-188 to table Edwards' motion. West and U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, joined most of the GOP caucus on the prevailing side.

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in voting against tabling the measure. Three Republicans -- Reps. Robert Dold and Timothy Johnson of Illinois and Walter Jones of North Carolina - joined Democrats in opposing the motion to table.

West made the remark about Goebbels and the Democratic "propaganda machine" while criticizing Democratic efforts to blame Republicans for gridlock in Congress.

The American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League were among those criticizing West's comments last week.

Today's resolution says West's remark "thoroughly belittles the horrors and suffering experienced by the victims and survivors of the Holocaust" and calls West's conduct "repugnant."

The resolution says the House "disapproves of the behavior of the Representative of Florida, Mr. West, for bringing discredit to the House by offending the memory of those who died during the Holocaust."

West spokeswoman Angela Sachitano blasted Democrats for introducing the measure. "The members of the Democrat party have stooped to a new level in their attempts to bring down Rep. West, who they have deemed a threat to their power. Here we are in the midst of serious Congressional business, and they are focusing their energy on Rep. West. Rep. West has no comment at this time."

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