He's 51; he could easily run again in the next mid-terms.
The "redistricted" argument along with conspiracy theories were hashed out back in January...
I cant speak to the FL legislatures motives, but it is nearly impossible to craft an R-leaning, non-Cuban district in SE FL under the current laws and comply with the Fair Districts Act. Wests current district runs up and down the Gold Coast, stretching inland in arms to gobble up Republican-leaning areas. Its pretty thorough, and even then it is a swing district. Under Fair Districts, the Republican legislature cant do that anymore. In fact, it is arguably stretching what it can do under the current iteration of Wests district. . .Florida GOP trying to force Allen West out of Congress through redistricting?
Right - the redistricting conspiracy theories were false and never had any merit - but that doesn’t stop many from continue to peddle them even after it is well known to be a false argument.
By the way - that quote is also wrong as the redistricting is not only affected by those acts, but it is not done directly by the legislature but by an independent commission - the argument that the legislature “gerrymandered” him in drawing the districts, again, has no basis in reality.
Bush needed to let the Voting Rights Act either expire or be modified. It’s silly and no longer applicable in the South.