One of the more high strung/immature Republican Tea Party (GOTP) congressmen, Allen (Walter E. Kurtz) West from Florida has resorted to email to call a Democratic colleague – who is also from Florida – “vile, despicable and cowardly” after she dared to question his stance on Medicare during the debate over a spending cap and balanced budget bill before the House.
West (Kurtz), a first-term GOTP representative sent his email outburst to numerous members of Congress as well as his target, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
The subject line of the email was: “Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz.”
The e-mail said: “Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. 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.”
And what exactly were the remarks that were so upsetting to West? Well, it seems that during debate on the House floor, Wasserman Schultz said: “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; unbelievable from a member from south Florida.”
Wow, those really are vile, despicable and cowardly. Are you kidding me?
Wasserman Schultz was alluding to a GOP-backed bill to reduce the debt and amend the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget which the House later approved by a vote of 234-190 even though it’s very unlikely to pass the Democratic Senate. How unlikely? It would be easier for Tiny Tim to play striker for Manchester.
In his email, Kurtz (West )said Wasserman Schultz has proven “that you are not a Lady” and “shall not be afforded due respect from me!” He said he was alerting House leaders to her “heinous characterless behavior.”
Once again Congressman West (Kurtz) has proven that he’s wound more than just a little too tight and is in dire need of some serious psychological help. This is the man who was forced to retire from the Army – rather than face formal UCMJ charges – after he discharged his pistol next to a prisoner’s head after threatening to kill him; yeah, the flower of the GOTP congressional freshman class.