Graham-West said she would not discuss the underlying issues with anyone "if you don't conduct yourself in a rightful manner. What is it called when you make someone feel afraid for their life? It's called assault. Attempting to assault somebody through intimidation. After that happened, [discussions] were off the table. Stalking, intimidation, all that — it takes logical arguments off the table."

So when her husband spoke out for her on Facebook and Twitter, she said, "He was just saying, 'If you've got something to say, say it to me. We'll have a man-to-man talk.' "

Graham-West did not want to discuss GEO Group's business practices or the recent controversy involving Professor Deandre Poole in which he asked a student to step on a piece of paper with the word Jesus on it.

Allen West and Angela Graham-West
House Photo / FAU
Allen West and Angela Graham-West

Asked how the university might move on from the recent string of bad publicity, she said, "I don't know... I'm bereft of ideas. I've come to the university to educate. That's my passion. All of this is distracting from the main beauty of acquiring knowledge." Which is something the letter-writers could use a bit more of, she said: "They should be spending more time on learning how to structure sentences, not ruining my career."

On Wednesday, students involved in the Stop Owlcatraz movement released a statement that read, "The FAU administration should issue Allen West a restraining order barring him from all FAU campuses, and should release a statement affirming their commitment to students' and the greater FAU community's rights to public safety and free speech.

"Allen West alleges students are 'harassing' his wife, Angela West. Members of the Stop Owlcatraz Coalition, in February and March, met privately with most of the members of the FAU Board of Trustees, including Angela West. As public officials and the trustees of our university, they have a duty to be accessible and accountable to the constituencies they serve.

"She agreed to a March 18 meeting at her Raymond James office in Fort Lauderdale. At that meeting, Angela became rude and aggressive, and students walked out of the meeting as she began yelling at them.

"Students attended yesterday's Board of Trustees meeting to hear the President and all the Trustees, not just West. There, she harassed FAU students and instructed two FAU police officers to question them about the meeting (they refused to do so). Allen and Angela West are harassing and threatening FAU students, not the other way around."

Allen West, through a representative, declined to comment.

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simkatu
simkatu

Nobody "pushed" anybody to get in her office.  The students were invited in after talking to the secretary.

Not only is Mrs. West a creep, she's also a liar.

combatt007
combatt007

or What? What you gonna do, you scum bag! No wonder why you were a one term....  got fired from the military, got fired from politics.... get a life you Negro Rambo size idiot!

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

if angela graham west had any INTEGRITY she would resign her position with FAU immediately and if not the school administration should take action to have her removed from her office

using FAU as a basis for her husbands publicity stunts is not only DISGRACEFUL but the reason she should leave FAU and let the WESTs take their dog-and-pony show elsewhere

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

this is a HOAX....................notice none of the real names are used or else the WESTs would be sued

some clown like WEST will do anything to get attention since he is no longer an elected official

or else just file your reports / complaints with the proper authorities and let law enforecement / school administration take it from there = the reason the WEST camp cannot get proper authorities involved is that the WESTs are not credible

blaiddroog
blaiddroog

i think it's only stalking if you are threatened. you know, like firing a gun next to someone's ear.  if this woman married that lunatic then she went begging for all the scorn and ridicule that comes her way. i find it hard to believe that a school would consider taking money from any right wing private jail corporation. that sack of shit sitting in the governors mansion,should be rotting in a taxpayer funded prison. next year will most likely finish that turd's term of office.

hankfromthebank
hankfromthebank

Black conservatives upset libs  as much as conservative women. ..Mrs West is both..

rev.moonshine
rev.moonshine

You "kids" better watch out.  Allen West believes in torture!

rev.moonshine
rev.moonshine

Except for the rare child prodigy, FAU students are all adults - mostly young adults - but they are not "kids."

Far too many people continue to treat young adult college students like children.  If you treat them like adults, they will act more like adults.

Peggy104
Peggy104

Awe, they can't take anyone disagreeing with their mission!  He's a sicko and should be in a mental institute if you ask me....but no one has....can't take that man, so glad he was voted out of office!

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

So the Wests are all upset because people dared to stand up to them..Yeah, I think we are lucky we got that criminal out of office.  Time for him to enjoy the last seconds of his fifteen minutes and just go away.

123att
123att

Allen West and Angela Graham-West

LWBulldog
LWBulldog

It's disgusting how these bleeding heart liberal left wing progressive socialists try to get away with murder. They have no respect for anyone or even the Constitution. They are so consumed with their own voices and the hell with anyone else who disagrees. I notice how "well" the country is doing under this philosophy. GO Allen and Angela.

simkatu
simkatu

@LWBulldog So now being invited into someone's office to communicate with them is the equivalent of murder?   Speaking your mind is now called disrespecting the Constitution?

Luckily the country is doing much better now.   Stock market has doubled since the end of the Bush/Cheney recession.  Unemployment has dropped from 10% to 7.5%.   

saranya
saranya

@LWBulldog "try to get away with murder"??? If I recall correctly, Allen West tried to do something close to that. FAU students have not harmed anyone. 
Your arguments are flawed by mixing the West-FAU student issue in with national party politics and further polarization of political philosophy, which isn't really what this article is about. 
If you are pro-West, are you also pro-him threatening students? If so, why?

Peggy104
Peggy104

@LWBulldog You are as blind as them!  This country is doing much better then the mess Cheney and Bush got us in.....it may not be as cushy with all the banks habnding out millions and millions to people who couldn't pay it back much less make a mortgage payment. I'm so sick of these Tea Party so called Republicans they refuse to ever have a discussion, it's their way or the highway!  The "real" Republicans work with everyone to resolve issues and don't act like fanatics like these "Mules with blinders"  Maybe you should open your eyes and your mind a bit and learn some real facts instead of what Fox or Rush feeds you!  There are always two sides to every situation and bullying is not one of them!  Allen West and his followers are bullies!

krs0
krs0

@LWBulldog Yeah, his reverence for the First Amendment is nothing short of amazing.  The man is an insane asshole, I wonder if that's why you like him.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@LWBulldog Asshole Allen already went, now he can take his wife with him.

rev.moonshine
rev.moonshine

@riverrat69, I think is is important, as an adult, to choose to behave like an adult regardless of how others behave.  Allen West might act like an a-hole adolescent, but that shouldn't be used as an excuse to justify someone else's immature or inappropriate behavior.

I encourage you to set your ethical standards higher than those of Allen West.  If you lower yourself to his level, you'll be no better than him.

LWBulldog
LWBulldog

@Peggy104 @LWBulldog  the ONLY bullying that has been done is by you liberal progressive Democrats. I have been a life long Democrat and I have never seen anything quite like what you all have done to Allen West and now his wife. Take your own advice.

LWBulldog
LWBulldog

@krs0 @LWBulldog  Personal attacks aer what you liberal socialists do best. Get an intelligent argument.

Peggy104
Peggy104

@LWBulldog @Peggy104  Ha!  So if someone has his or her own opinion then it's bullying....first I heard of that one!  Allen West first of all had no business butting in to his wifes business and trying to gain publicity for his own benefit.  She sounds like a strong enough and intelligent enough women to stand on her own two feet!  The "liberals" as you say are far from bullying..we don't tell people how to think or what to say....we have opinions and stand by them!  We don't brainwash people, we respect people who think for themselves and see the whole picture!  Sounds as if you need a lesson in Civics and history!  Our country was formed by differing opinions and it was how our constitution was drafted.  No one called one another names or  start rumors.  We are a people created equal and respect that in one another,  that's why so many immigrants came here to settle and build this great country.Allen West is not like that,he's a very angry man it seems!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@LWBulldog @krs0 You mean like this one...Speaking about Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

"the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives." "You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!"  

Asshole Allen at his best.

 
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