Republican Congressman: ‘If we don’t go the right way…you will see a third party’

A freshman Congressman from Florida who associates himself with the Tea Party – not the party itself, however, which has formed in several states, including Florida – said the following in an interview with CBS:

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric speaks with three new members of the House of Representatives Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL), as the 112th Congress convenes…

“There are expectations out there,” Rep. West said…”If we don’t go in the right way as far as the fiscal responsibility… You will see a third party grow up in the United States of America.”

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