Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen West, who is also the ex-chairman of the Texas Republican Party, says a confrontation at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday led to him “flicking” the mask off the person who insulted him for not wearing a mask.
A leftist busybody ‘Karen,’ wants to shame West in public for not wearing a mask and things got heated turns into a confrontation.
He then responded by “flicking the individual’s mask off.”
“There’s no mask law, nothing has ever passed in the US House and Senate making wearing a mask law,” West wrote on Twitter.
On his campaign website, a statement on the altercation was posted describing an argument with a “left-wing partisan” who went out of their way to curse at West for not wearing a mask at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
The statement read:
“After being berated, West responded by flicking the individual’s mask off… DFW Airport Police arrived on the scene and a report was filed. Col. West has gladly spoken to the officers… West will not cave to bullying by progressive political punks. We look forward to a resolution on this matter, and as Governor, West will not tolerate abusive agitators. Rule of law and common decency will be defended.”
“The individual raised his fists at Col. West, who ensured the person had their mask prior to departing the airport,” the statement added.
A tweet thread about the altercation was also posted on Allen West’s official Twitter account.
“This morning at the airport a man starts yelling at me and tells me to put my mask on and calls me an idiot. I walked over to him and asked if he called me an idiot, he continued to yell at me. I pulled down his mask and said see, nothing happened,” the first tweet read.
“He put up his fists and I walked away. I did call him a stupid man. I have spoken to DFW PD. There’s no mask law, nothing has ever passed in the US House and Senate making wearing a mask law,” read the second tweet.
He put up his fists and I walked away. I did call him a stupid man. I have spoken to DFW PD.
There’s no mask law, nothing has ever passed in the US House and Senate making wearing a mask law.
— Allen West (@AllenWest) November 3, 2021
According to reporting from the Dallas Morning News, “DFW Airport police did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.”