From The Hill:
Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Thursday evening apologized to his constituents and the nation for the failure of Congress to rein in federal spending during the first session of the 112th Congress.
“As we enter the final days of 2011, and approach the end of this first session of the 112th Congress, I must take the time to offer an apology to the citizens of the 22nd congressional district of Florida, and to all my fellow citizens across this great nation,” West said on the House floor.
“It is not because we haven’t changed the conversation here in Washington D.C., but because I would have hoped our exertions would have been, as a collective body, a bit greater.”
Really, how many Congressmen have you ever heard apologize to the American people because they weren’t successful at what they had promised? None. And I would be willing to bet that Boehner will not follow in the footsteps of Allen West here because he doesn’t have the same level of character. But then perhaps no one there does.
Here’s his full 15 minute speech. The apology comes at the beginning but the entire speech is excellent!