Say it ain’t so, Allen.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who has emerged as an outspoken conservative voice among GOP freshmen, cast a surprising vote last week against a bill to scrap part of the 2010 healthcare overhaul … West was one of just four Republicans to vote against the measure, which passed 235-191.
If West is already jumping ship on important health care votes, it’s worrisome. But he doesn’t seem to have completely sold out—yet:
A day earlier, West voted in favor of a GOP bill to strip funds from the state-based insurance exchanges created by the 2010 healthcare law.
West spokeswoman Angela Sachitano wouldn’t say why he cast two votes in two days that make him seem a tad schizophrenic.
I really like this guy. I hope these aren’t early symptoms of Beltway disease.