During a press conference this afternoon with newly elected Congressional Democrats, the group – together with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – applauded the defeat of Rep. Allen West R-Fla.

Pelosi introduced West’s rival Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy calling his election a “cause for celebration” for young people.

“I just defeated somebody you all may know, a guy named Allen West, you guys might have heard of him.” ” Murphy chuckled, as the Democrats around him applauded.