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Joe Biden says Rep. Patrick Murphy “did the country a favor” by ousting Allen West

Vice President Joe Biden apparently isn’t the biggest fan of now-former Rep. Allen West.

During a rooftop party for West’s competition — newly sworn-in Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) — the VP expressed his delight about the outcome of the 18th Congressional District race.

“I’d like to say to all of you, you did the country a favor,” Biden told the party crowd on Thursday, according to TCPalm.

Biden also joked about West’s claim that there are 80 communists in the House of Representatives — meaning the Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“This way, we’ll never know who the 30 communists were up here, or 80, or however the hell many there were,” Biden said at the party.

Murphy said the Vice President hadn’t stopped in at other celebrations on Thursday and drew comparisons between Biden’s political background and cultural heritage and his own.

Despite his departure and the Vice President’s disapproval, West still holds some support in the House. Two Congressmen, Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), cast votes for West for Speaker of the House on Thursday, The Huffington Post reports.


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