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Did Allen West apologize to DWS? Roll Call says yes. West spox says no

Roll Call is reporting that Allen West said he apologized to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for his comments calling her "vile" after yesterday's budget debate.

But West spokeswoman Angela Sachitano says it's "absolutely false. The Congressman is waiting on an apology from the Congresswoman." He's miffed she called him a sexist in 2010 and then essentially addressed him by name on the House floor.

Here's the top of the Roll Call story:

Freshman Rep. Allen West said Wednesday that he has apologized to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for calling her “vile, unprofessional and despicable” in an email.

“I just apologized to her,” West (R-Fla.) told reporters.

But West was anything but contrite, remorseful or apologetic about the dustup in an email to supporters earlier in the day.

It’s no surprise Democrats and women’s groups used West’s now-infamous email to raise money, but the fiery tea-party-affiliated Congressman used the incident himself in a fundraising solicitation to supporters.