Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the hard-line conservative Tea Partier who is currently the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has announced that he is not quitting the organization, after he had threatened to do so last week.
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"Cowards run from challenges, while warriors run to the sound of battle," West proudly declared. "I will not be resigning from the Congressional Black Caucus. Constitutional Conservatism is now and will in the future be a part of the Congressional Black Caucus."
West made his threat over comments made by Rep. André Carson (D-IN), who said at a CBC event in Miami, "Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me -- hanging on a tree."
West posted a message Thursday on Facebook, announcing that he had met with Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO). "I expressed my condemnation of recent comments from fellow CBC members, especially Rep. Andre Carson," West declared.