Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy recently aired a brutal ad about Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and the end of his military career (video below).
The ad is based upon an incident when West fired a handgun next to the head of an Iraqi policeman during an interrogation and had the man beaten. West claimed he did this to stop a possible attack on his unit, but no evidence of such an attack ever surfaced, reports TalkingPointsMemo.com.
In the ad, an announcer says: "You need the facts about Allen West in 2003. West was criminally charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice; found guilty of three counts of aggravated assault; and relieved of his command. The final Army report: West ‘performed illegal acts…merited court martial…faced 11 years in prison.’ Allen West: He just isn’t who he says he is.”