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Allen West infuriated by LA mayor’s ‘reprehensible’ ‘brown face’ comment

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West slammed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday for saying Republicans think they can “just trot out a brown face” and make inroads into the Hispanic voting bloc.

“It’s reprehensible,” West told a gaggle of reporters. “So I guess if you’re a brown face and you’re a Demcorat it’s acceptable. If you’re a brown face and you’re not a Democrat, you get castigated as a token [minority].”

“We don’t need that,” West said.

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