For those who not following anything but the debt ceiling negotiations this week, you missed out on a doozy of a virtual smackdown.
Earlier this week, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) tossed off an angry email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) and CC’d all House leadership.
The next day the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, led by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), held a press conference blasting West for his comments, while Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) has made buttons in support of Wasserman Schultz (and even changed his avatar to prove it).
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.