The lawmaker is sporting a pink button that says “We stand with the Lady.” Yes, there are more than a few ladies on the House floor, but we’re pretty sure we know which one he’s talking about.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) proclaimed in the closing sentence of the now-infamous email that he sent to Wasserman Schultz (and several members of House leadership) on Tuesday that she has “proven repeatedly that [she is] not a Lady.” Braley seems to be attempting to turn this dressing-down into a dressing-up with a fetching button.
Braley spokeswoman Alexandra Krasov says that, as of Friday, he had already given out 100 buttons on the House floor and has more for those who want them.
“[Wasserman Schultz and Braley] are very good friends,” Krasov tells HOH. “He respects her very much, and the work that she does, and ... he wanted to show that in a way following the hubbub this week.”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.