Congressman appeals to Hillary Clinton to lift UK ban on Savage


Talk Radio Network’s Michael Savage has now gained the support of Congressman Allen West (R-FL), who has written a letter, on Savage’s behalf, to Hillary Clinton, requesting that the U.S. Department of State, review the information and his inclusion on the UK’s ban-list. Savage continues his fight to be removed from a list of those banned from entering the UK which includes him along with terrorists and murderers. Savage tells RBR-TVBR that Congressman West hopes to gather as many members of congress to “Free Savage” as they did for Ramos and Compean, the former US Border Patrol agents, who were sentenced and later pardoned after shooting an allegedly unarmed illegal alien and drug smuggler on the US–Mexico border.

Savage praised the letter and read from it, stating, “Madame Secretary, please do not let the United Kingdom’s policy to be used as a model for other countries around the world.  Please let our model of freedom of speech, be the impetus of change around the world.”

For over 17 months Savage has been fighting to have his name removed from the ban-list released by the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, by claiming the government believed those included on the list “might provoke violence.” 

Savage pointed out to listeners that Congressman Allen West, Representing Florida’s 22nd District, who wrote the letter, is an African-American War Veteran.  Savage refers to Rep. West (R-FL) as one, “Who I think could go all the way…the real McCoy.” 

Later in the broadcast, Savage read another portion: “For a nation who believes in the freedom of speech and press, I have a hard time understanding why such a high level, government department would release this statement when there has not been one incident recorded in the United States regarding Dr. Savage instigating violence; let alone serious criminal acts.”

Savage’s petition to listeners demanding his removal from the U.K.’s ban-list now has over 70,000 signatures which is referenced towards the end of the letter; West writes, “I understand over 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding his removal from the list of murderers and terrorist.”  The petition requests the information and details on Savage’s inclusion on the list be reviewed further by the State Department and urges Clinton to take action.

Others included on the United Kingdom’s ban-list include: Hamas terrorist leader Yunis Al-Astal, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Stephen Donald Black, neo-Nazi Erich Gliebe, Russian skinheads imprisoned for murdering 10 immigrants, and radical American pastor Fred Phelps, known for his virulent anti-gay protests at funerals.