Newly elected Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) is going to have to find himself a new chief of staff, the Hill reports. Rep. West announced today that his first pick, talk show host Joyce Kaufman, won't be joining his team. The New York Times says she withdrew.
Kaufman made a name for herself with anti-immigrant and Second Amendment-y screeds like this:
If ballots don't work, bullets will. I've never in my life thought the day would come that I would tell individual citizens that you are responsible for being the militia the Founding Fathers designed. They were very specific: you need to be prepared to fight tyranny.
Today on her show she blamed the press -- you know, us -- for her decision to drop out, saying, "You guys can do all the things you want to me, but I will not participate in you trying to destroy [West]."