Allen West was a featured speaker at a protest in the East Texas town of Tyler, over the weekend:
As covered by local ABC-affiliate KLTV:
“Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.), former member of the U.S. Congress, says Texas should reopen.
“What I found very ironic, and somewhat disturbing, is that we have elected officials who all of a sudden instantaneously shut down business but for whatever reason they feel like they have to incrementally allow people to have their lives back and their businesses back,” he said.”
See the coverage online at the KLTV website.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.