So angry, according to Politico, that he wrote in an email to Wasserman Schultz: “You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!”
Wasserman Schultz gave a speech on the House floor earlier in the day knocking West, though not by name, for supporting conservatives’ Cut, Cap and Balance plan. “Incredulously, the gentleman from Florida who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries,” she said. “Unbelievable for a Member from South Florida.”
West also wrote in his email to the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.