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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: not surprised Allen West "would crack."

The war of words between Broward Reps Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Allen West hit the cable air waves Wednesday, with West telling conservative-leaning Fox this morning (I missed it, driving to work) that Wasserman Schultz was "not a victim"

"I think it's important to stake my ground," West told Fox News when asked about his email to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. "It was about enough is enough, and it's my right to say that. She is the one elevating this."

Now, Wasserman Schultz responded on MSNBC:

"I was unfazed by his email. It’s not surprising that, given the pressure Republicans are facing. They’re ending Medicare as we know it. Congressman West represents thousands of senior citizens, which is what I was pointing out. They would face significant increased costs due to the Republicans Medicare plan and the CCB bill. So it’s not really surprising that he would crack under the pressure of having to defend that.

"As a constituent of mine – he actually lives in my district… I think it’s important for him to understand that, when we’re in debate on the House floor, members are going to go back and forth. If he feels that concerned and gets that churned up over having to defend his position then he probably should reconsider his position....

"Republicans like him are under a tremendous amount of pressure. They have about the worst position you could have when it comes to making sure that we protect seniors and ensure that their costs don’t go up. What they’re doing, which is championing the protecting millionaires and billionaires tax breaks...

"There’s a little bit of heat that was applied in debate on the House floor yesterday and he doesn’t appear to be able to deal with it. He should reconsider his really unacceptable position, particularly when you represent thousands of South Florida seniors like we do so that maybe next time he won’t react so defensively."

Wasserman Schultz, though, avoided an Andrea Mitchell question about cutting Medicare as part of a debt deal

"What we need to do is make sure that we can solve this big problem with a big solution. And Democrats have put our sacred cows on the table – including Medicare, including Social Security," Wasserman Schultz said just before adding that Democrats are trying to "protect Medicare, protect Social Security benefits."

 

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Joan Rees

West's next address should be The Florida State Mental Hospital in Chattahoochee...all his comments prove he is a sicko......and he is not good enough to carry Wasserman-Schultz's purse.

joe

West cracked in Iraq and he cracked in Congress.
time for West to resign or be voted out next year.

Elizabeth N. Tobey

Dear Ms Wasserman Schultz, West's email is unforgivable. It's a fine example of how distorted the facts become under the pressure by this man who actually was elected. Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Your friendship with Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's recovery. Thank you for your service with the DMC< Elizabeth Tobey

DeDe


West's repsonse is way too strong compared to W-S's comment. Get a grip Allen.

Can't Take It Anymore

If the military would release their mental health files on West folks could understand that this is a very unstable person. At least now he is not authorized to carry a gun and threaten other peoples' lives at a whim. The dude is nuts!!!

samuel elias

Debbie,

Please note that the Progressive Caucus will not allow Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are off, yes off the table in the discussions. In fact, the table will be knocked over if the Repoos try to denegrate our debt by destroying the sacred contract Americans have with these programs for generations and will not allow anymore sedan chairs for the poor to carry the rich to their corporate planes bought from the nation's middle class coffers. This is our "line in the sand", no entitlement cut: period!!!!!

me.yahoo.com/a/th8.DaxmjZdmXGs90tMn1H6RkEKCmg--

A more appropriate and to-the-point reply would have been "Representative Wasserman-Schultz stated on June 14 that ""We were able to, under President Obama's leadership, turn this economy around." It is clear that she has no concept of reality and it is sad that such a person is an elected official in the United States of America"

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/06/13/debbie_wasserman_schultz_democrats_turned_the_economy_around,_or_something!

Danielegaither

And that, my friends, is what we call a "burn."

takeback florida

West obviously has too thin skin to be in politics.

Wasserman Schultz has every right to debate, disagree, or contradict any member. They are dealing with major issues that have tremendous impacts upon Floridians, of course there will be differing opinions.

West needs to take some meds and apologize. He has no clue that the people he represents are very angry that he is so willing to take more away from them. I will contribute to the person that runs against this man, one that apparently cant take the heat, and may have a issue against articulate smart women.

GuntherZorn

DWS owns West. Completely schooled him. What a jerk.

Dustty

Wasserman Schultzs' comments on the house floor were indeed vile, low class, un-lady like and disrespectful. Frankly, she need's to apologize to Col. West. Not one Republican in congress deserves to be lied on and subject to such snide, sordid, atrocious and cruel remarks from liberal scum such as Wasserman Schultz. Allowing her to get away with making such vile remarks on the house floor is unacceptable, if not criminal. She should be brought before the ethics committee, censured then recalled/impeached from office. What a despicable woman.

Brampton Homes for Sale

They’re ending Medicare as we know it because they are dealing with major issues.

J. Byrd

Dustty would define open debate on the house floor as "criminal" when done by "liberal scum". "Where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise." GRAY

AmericanPublic

Wasserman Schultz is wearing two hats. One is the mouthpiece for the Democratic Party and when she uses the floor of Congress to spew the partisan, attack language (especially in re-election times) is unethical and against the rules of Congress.

I wish someone else will run for her congressional position and leave her to do the job she is best fit for - junkyard dog!

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