You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.Â If you have something to say to me,Â stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. â€” Rep Allen West to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
Five members of the House Women’s Caucus demanded Rep. Allen West apologize for sending an e-mail to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.Â The e-mail called Wasserman-Schultz “vile” and “not a lady.” Reps. Donna Edwards, Jackie Speier, Gwen Moore and Carolyn Maloney joined together in requesting West apologize to Rep. Wasserman-Schultz for an e-mail he sent to her yesterday. Â Rep. Maloney called the e-mail “misogynist,” and Â “sexist” and told reporters that had West said what was written in the e-mail on the House floor his words would have been “taken down” and stricken from the record. Â Rep. Speier claimed that had West had said what was written in the e-mail in an office setting he’d be sued for sexual harassment.
The five lady members told reporters many of their House colleagues were outraged over the incident. Â They called on House Speaker Boehner to ask West to apologize but that West should doso on his own.