Was Allen West's Angry E-mail Appropriate?
What are members of Congress supposed to do on the House floor? Certainly not debate policy, according to GOP Rep. Allen West.
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"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" full clip
His full email:
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)
The breakdown: (I owe Daniel Tosh 50 cent - Curtis you belong to Daniel now....)
after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me
No. She described your opinion on the bill (you are a co-sponsor of HB 2560), and gave her position on the bill. Maybe you were the rude one to leave the floor when people were discussing the bill?
you want a personal fight
No - she wants a political one - that's why she's in Congress...
You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.
Certainly not for the comments above, but your opinion is your opinion.
shut the heck up
I don't see that happening...
Focus on your own congressional district!
Actually, members of Congress deal with national policy - not state and local policy which would be the State Legislature. Also, she is focusing on her district - since you live in her district and not yours...
I shall defend myself
um, really? I'll avoid the psychoanalysis and just say please do defend your political positions - that's how Congress works...
proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady
I won't ask...
shall not be afforded due respect from me
now I'm just being picky - you actually mean that she is not due any respect - not that she is due respect and you won't give it to her...
the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach
the real reason for any of this....
Apparently even Allen West thinks it was not appropriate:
audio clip where he says he apologized: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/