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In case you missed it, last Wednesday Allen West paid a visit to Janet Mefferd's radio show and had the gall to question whether Tammy Duckworth was truly loyal to this country by accepting one of the Democratic spots on the "what about Benghaaaazi?" House committee.  In other words, a guy who was forced to resign from the Army for mistreating a detainee was craven enough to question the loyalty of a woman who had her legs blown off and her arm mangled while fighting for her country.

Within hours of this breaking, Elijah Cummings, the committee's ranking Dem, rushed out on MSNBC with a burning condemnation of these disgusting remarks.  But unless I'm very wrong, this has been the Republican response so far.

The lack of any statement of condemnation from a Republican--and especially a Republican member of this select committee--is almost as disgraceful as West's comments.  Last I checked, questioning someone's patriotism is a third rail.  Or at least it was supposed to be.  Had this been just about anywhere else--Canada, Australia and the UK immediately come to mind--the condemnation would have been fast and hard from all sides of the spectrum, and West would have long since been humiliated into apologizing.  But instead, nothing.

If anyone should speak up, it's the Republicans on the Benghazi committee.  Roll credits:

Except for Roskam, all of them represent districts that are R+9 or worse.  That shouldn't be an excuse to avoid showing some basic decency.  If you live in their districts, pester them.  Now.  

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