Not, it’s not about the anti-gay marriage views of the chicken joints’ boss.
It’s much worse.
Democrat Alcee Hastings, a disgraced former U.S. District Court judge who represents a district that stretches from north Miami-Dade County through West Palm Beach, objected to West’s taste in Chick-fil-A in the liberal website huffingtonpost.com.
“We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides the lunch . . . when we meet,” Hastings said Monday. “We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice. West sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”
What’s wrong with that?
Hastings seems to think West, the caucus’ only Republican member, wanted to show his support for the ultra-Conservative management of the chicken-pushing company. “That was an ‘in your face’,” Hastings said.
West picked the Palm Beach County-based GOP-colored website bizpacreview.com for his answer. In it West, who’s now running in a district that goes from Palm Beach Gardens to Fort Pierce, talks about filet mignon and caviar: