Speaking to the conservative group Women Impacting the Nation, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) suggested last week that progressive women have caused American men to become weak and submissive.

"We need you to come in and lock shields to strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for you," he said. "To let these other women know, on the other side, these Planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women who have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness, to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.

"That's what we need you to do. Because if we don't, then the debt will continue to grow."

West added that the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States was at stake.

"It really is a spiritual confrontation about the soul of these United States of America."

Last week, he also said that President Barack Obama seemed like a "low-level socialist agitator" who spouted off "Marxist demagogic rhetoric."

[H/T: Political correction]