Former House Representative Allen West (R-FL) hasn’t always had the easiest relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), but now, things seem to be heating up even more. Last year, CAIR sent West a letter requesting that he cut ties with anti-Islamic extremists and the congressman graced them with this one word response: “NUTS!” The Florida chapter of the advocacy group is now auctioning the letter off on eBay, hoping to make some money from West’s terse communication.
CAIR-FL describes the piece as “possibly [the] shortest letter from Congress in US History,” and the starting bid is $1,000. The group says the proceeds will be used to “defend the civil rights of all Floridians.”
West may have had a strained relationship with Muslims during his tenure — he once told a CAIR questioner not to “blow sunshine up my butt” — but seeing as how the group is now selling the letter, it appears that they’re not opposed to making some money off of having been one of the congressman’s favorite targets.