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Allen West Slams Bachmann’s Call For Drilling In Everglades: An ‘Incredible Faux Pas’

By Alex Seitz-Wald on August 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

"Allen West Slams Bachmann’s Call For Drilling In Everglades: An ‘Incredible Faux Pas’"

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL) criticized his fellow Tea Party Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) today over her call for oil drilling in the Florida Everglades. In an interview with the AP this weekend, Bachmann said we should look for new sources of domestic oil, offering the Everglades as a possible location. West rebuffed that suggestion at a town hall in Palm Beach Gardens today, calling it “an incredible faux pas,” the Palm Beach Post reports. “When I see her next week, I’ll straighten her out about that,” he added. West is a member of Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus. Watch it, via American Bridge:

Update

More of West, who took an oddly environmentalist approach to smacking down Bachmann:

West supports off shore drilling, but said after the meeting that Bachmann’s recent comment on possible drilling in the Everglades was “a horrible thing to say. The Everglades is one of the natural wonders of the world. . . . That’s an incredible ecosystem and it’s a wetland that is natural and pristine and that’s something we have to preserve for our future generations.”

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