Conservative commentator, former U.S. Congressman and retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Allen West’s response to the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton was remarkably different from that of his Republican peers. 

West actually rejoiced at Tuesday’s news. “I can’t thank Director Comey enough for coming to this decision,” he wrote on his blog. However, there’s a twist in his explanation as to why.

West writes:

“My concern has always been that Barack Obama would release the hounds on Mrs. Clinton and then push for his vice president, Joe Biden, to be the Democrat nominee. And then, to placate the far lefty socialists, who own the Democrat party, Obama would position Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Biden’s VP. That would be a really tough ticket to beat, since Joe Biden’s favorables, regardless of gaffes and such, are extremely high.

However, James Comey just delivered a gift wrapped with a bow.

Comey has said Hillary Clinton is not reasonable — is that who you want as president and commander in chief? And Mrs. Clinton’s actions were not appropriate or acceptable. That follows with Mrs. Clinton’s blatant lie about not having any classified material on her private server — her unclassified, private, personal server. Hillary Clinton stated there was no classified correspondence she emailed — wrong, a lie. Lastly, Comey confirmed Hillary Clinton inappropriately deleted the property of the American people — State Department, work-related emails. We know from the deposition of her closest aide, the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood associates Huma Abedin, that she admitted to burning emails.”

West argued the FBI’s recommendation not to prosecute Clinton, even after noting the former secretary of state was “extremely careless” in her mishandling of national secrets and security, speaks to the Democratic presidential candidate’s culpability while allowing her to remain as a candidate. In West’s eyes, the FBI just dealt a major blow to the Democratic Party without having to criminally charge her.

“This, Ladies and Gents, is the ‘policy of political corruption’ on full display,” West wrote. “And it’s offensive to me, and should be to you, that these chuckleheads think so little of the American people.”

Nonetheless, West is “rejoicing” because in his mind, the Clinton email investigation revealed “who these progressive socialists truly are and how they’ll use any means in order to achieve their ends.” He confidently voiced that “the final vote will be cast by the American people,” in the November 8th presidential election.