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July 19, 2011, 10:16 pm

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/west-calls-wasserman-schultz-vile/

West Calls Wasserman Schultz ?Vile?

Representative Allen West, Republican of Florida, called Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat of Florida, ?the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives? in an e-mail to her on Tuesday.

Mr. West sent the scathing e-mail, which was first reported by Politico, after Ms. Schultz, who is also the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, criticized him indirectly for supporting the Republican ?Cut, Cap and Balance? plan for reducing the debt.

?The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries, unbelievable from a member from South Florida,? Ms. Schultz said in a speech on the House floor.

Mr. West apparently took issue with the fact that Ms. Schultz made the comments just after he left the House chamber.

?Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige,? he wrote.

Mr. West sent the letter to the Republican leaders in the House, and added in the e-mail that ?from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior.?

He concluded by saying that ?you have proven repeatedly that you are not a lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!? and signed off with: ?Steadfast and Loyal.?

Jonathan Beeton, a spokesman for Ms. Wasserman Schultz, issued a statement Tuesday night:

?I don?t think that Congressman West is upset at the congresswoman, but rather with the fact that she highlighted that he and other Republicans are once again trying to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, children and the middle class,? Mr. Beeton said. ?Congressman West knows that we have hundreds of thousands of seniors in South Florida who have paid into Medicare throughout their lives and now rely on this program to keep them healthy and active. The truth hurts.?

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From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz

Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior??which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

Steadfast and Loyal

Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)


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