Shock Jock Out as Congressman’s Top Aide After School Threat
November 11, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Congressman-elect Allen West (R-FL) will have to find a different right-wing anti-government radical to serve as his chief of staff. After the controversial tea party lawmaker announced earlier this week that he had hired Joyce Kaufman, a rabble-rousing Florida talk radio host, who promoted the hanging of illegal immigrants and armed insurrection against the government, a violent threat was directed at local school buildings by a man who was inspired by Kaufman’s extremist rhetoric. In response, Kaufman turned down West’s offer, saying “I will not be used in an electronic lynching by proxy.”
The confusing story began with a mass shooting threat emailed to Kaufman at WFTL radio. The next day, the emailer’s wife phoned the radio station warning that her husband may carry out a violent act against public schools. That led to a mass lock down of Broward County public schools, libraries and post offices.
No terrorist act occurred and authorities are searching for the threat makers.
The Miami Herald writes:
“According to Capt. Dan Rakofsky with the Pembroke Pines Police, WFTL received an e-mail addressed to Kaufman late Tuesday, expressing the threat.”
“The call came into the radio station the next morning.”
“While police will not say whether the call and e-mail were threatening toward Kaufman or in defense of her, there is some suggestion the e-mailer may have been upset that Kaufman has come under media scrutiny lately for alleged inflammatory comments she has made on her radio show.”
West, a controversial candidate who retired from the military to avoid facing a court martial for abusing and torturing an Iraqi policeman, has appeared on Kaufman’s radio show over 100 times in two-years, joining in the radio host’s hate speech directed towards undocumented immigrants and Muslims.
Besides her bigoted hate talk, Kaufman has advocated using bullets instead of ballots. And she even called for an armed uprising against the government if Republicans did not win in the elections.
“When I say I’ll put my microphone down on November 2nd if we haven’t achieved substantial victory, I mean it. Because if at that point, I”m gonna go up into the hills of Kentucky, I’m gonna go out into the Midwest, I’m gonna go up in the Vermont and New Hampshire outreaches, and I’m gonna gather together men and women who understand that some things are worth fighting for — and some things are worth dying for, said Kaufman.
These anti-government tea party members are dangerous.
Photo Source: WFTL Radio