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Rep. West, Discharged From Army For Abusing An Iraqi, Tells Obama Intimidation Is Wrong

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Nonetheless, West repeatedly told reporters that the lesson he drew from his time in the military is that intimidation is wrong. He excoriated President Obama for even suggesting that Social Security checks might not go out if the debt ceiling isn't raised.

"That's fearmongering," he said. "That's not leadership, that's sad and pathetic. There is money, there is revenue thats coming into this country, and the president needs to prioritize."