Allen West In Airport Altercation Over His Mask Refusal

The Houston Chronicle reports:

Republican Party of Texas chairman and 2022 gubernatorial hopeful Allen West was involved in a physical altercation at the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport Wednesday. The incident allegedly stemmed from West’s refusal to wear a mask on the premises, according to a press release from his campaign. The statement alleges the GOP candidate was approached by a man who yelled at him for not wearing a mask.

West allegedly responded by “flicking” the man’s mask off. The man responded by raising his fists at West, per the statement. West, who is unvaccinated, was hospitalized for COVID-related pneumonia last month. He has pushed the use of unproven therapies for the virus, including hydroxycholoroquine and ivermectin — which are used to treat roundworm infections and other parasites.

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Airport police have reportedly filed a report about the incident. Seems like the other man could file an assault charge. Contrary to the above report’s opening line, West resigned as Texas party chairman in June.