West said that he was leaving his job voluntarily, and that there had been an "exchange, that's all" with a staffer. He didn't give further details on the nature of the exchange.
“No I didn’t get fired,” West said. “I’m leaving to pursue political aspirations. That’s it. There’ll be a statement that comes out and it’s effective in October.”
Two sources told BuzzFeed that West had called a staffer a “Jewish American princess” while telling her to “shut up."
In a message to PJ Media staff, West wrote “Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country.”
An email from PJ Media backer Aubrey Chernick indicates West will still have a small role for the site.
"In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013,” the email reads.