Allen West – Behavior unbecoming a U.S. Representative

Is this the way our legislators treat each other? Is Allen West (R-Fl) really someone the tea party wants to support? Is he the vision that the Republicans really want? And where is the report coming from? Fox News.

Here is the problem. When one party in a debate resorts to name calling, they lost. Listen to the video closely and with open ears. Listen to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl). She does not direct her statement directly at West, never mentioned his name. Only that another Representative from Florida supports the Cut, Cap and Balance Act – HR 2640 – which would “end the Medicare guarantee… and the gentleman from Florida… is supportive of this plan that would increase cost for Medicare beneficiaries, unbelievable from a member from South Florida.”

Allen West, who tends to speak of himself in the third person, was upset over this comment, but should understand by know that this is only politics and not to take these comments personally. But he did.

In an email sent to Wasserman Schultz, West said, “You (Wasserman Schultz) are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representative (sic).”

If he stopped here, I might have given him the benefit of the doubt, but West continued.

Read more:  West v. Wasserman Schultz  

About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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