It seemed like a good idea at the time; Rep-elect Allen West (R-FL) chose Joyce Kaufman, an incendiary radio talk show host in Fort Lauderdale, to be his his chief of staff in Washington.
Days after accepting the top job for South Florida’s newest congressman, conservative radio host Joyce Kaufman gave the job back, blaming their “malevolent” political enemies in a radio tirade.
Sometimes caustic, often inflammatory and at all times conservative, Kaufman said she will not be chief of staff for incoming U.S. Rep. Allen West, R- Plantation.
She said bitter election losers used her opinions and public speeches to attempt to “lynch” West. She said that after being savaged online and on TV, becoming the target of death threats and receiving an e-mail that prompted a complete lockdown of Broward County schools, she changed her mind about taking the job in Washington
Ms. Kaufman, among other things, once advocated for the public hanging of illegal immigrants, and is quoted as saying that “the most important thing the founding fathers did to ensure me my First Amendment rights was they gave me a Second Amendment” right to bear arms. “And if ballots don’t work, bullets will.” Charming.
Actually, she’d be perfect for working in the GOP in Washington; she’s got the bully-as-the-victim routine down pat. Maybe something will open up at Liz Cheney’s think tank.