Florida Dems release 'Sh** Allen West Says' video after 'communist' remarks

The Florida Democratic Party released a video Friday titled "Sh** Allen West Says," in the style of the viral YouTube trend, slamming the Florida congressman for his controversial comments.

The video is set to the Gnarls Barkley hit single "Crazy" and features television anchors and reporters commenting on West's past remarks.

West (R-Fla.) came under attack this week after telling almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that "he's heard" as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party. 

"He's connecting American legislators to a movement that was responsible for upwards to 100 million deaths,'" says MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough on his morning show, which is featured in the video.

The co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (Minn.), said the comments were reminiscent of McCarthyism. 

"Calling fellow Members of Congress ‘communists’ is reminiscent of the days when Joe McCarthy divided Americans with name-calling and modern-day witch hunts that don’t advance policies to benefit people’s lives," they wrote in the statement on Wednesday.

West's reelection campaign said the remarks were taken out of context.

“One stupid reporter with a local publication misquoted the entire thing, and they all jumped on one press account without verifying,” Tim Edson, West's campaign manager, told The Daily Caller. ”It’s all typical west wing marching orders for their friends in the press.”

The video also makes reference to past remarks made by the freshman Republican, blasting him for comparing President Obama to a "dictator" last year and describing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as "vile."

"Although the GOP may be silent about Allen West's dangerous rhetoric, count on Florida voters to make their voices heard in November," says the Florida Democratic Party blog post released with the video.

West, a Tea Party favorite, has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate in the upcoming election.

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain said West would be an "excellent choice" earlier this week, and former vice presidential contender Sarah Palin and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley have brought up his name a possible pick for the GOP ticket as well.