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WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.And like Lincoln, the Tea Party favorite is a Republican. On, West gave the keynote address--I was there--at CPAC in 2011.
NPR's MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.
WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.
MARTIN: Duly noted. Congressman West, thank you so much for speaking with us.
On Lincoln's birthday.
Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.
Allen West speaks to CPAC bloggers shortly before giving his keynote address
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