(Sun Sentinel) – South Florida Congressman Allen West accused President Obama of “nefarious and malicious intent” when calling for Israel to accept pre-1967 borders as part of a Middle East peace settlement.
While many of Israel’s advocates opposed the president’s stance, West, a Plantation Republican and tea party stalwart, delivered the most withering criticism.
“America has a president who lacks moral courage and integrity when it comes to America’s long-standing relationship with Israel,” West concluded in a weekly wrapup message sent to “fellow patriots.”
“I cannot attribute this incompetent statement to naïveté, but rather to conscious, nefarious, and malicious intent,” he added.
“Yes, I am very aware these words and the statement I released will be carried forward all across America, and possibly beyond – and yes they are strong words. However, it is time that someone rose up to speak the truth.”
He called Obama’s statement “one of the most insidious and heinous policy statements ever made by any United States president.”