By Daniel Strauss - 10/05/12 05:32 PM EDT
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) later wrote on Facebook that he agreed with Welch.
"Somehow by manipulation of data we are all of a sudden below 8 percent unemployment, a month from the Presidential election," West wrote. "This is Orwellian to say the least and representative of Saul Alinsky tactics from the book "Rules for Radicals"- a must read for all who want to know how the left strategize."
—This post was updated at 2:07 p.m.