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INSULTS Rep. Allen West Blasts DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP)

Rep. Allen West Blasts DNC Chair

Republican Congressman Allen West ranted against a fellow Florida representative, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, in an email Tuesday that was sent to the leadership of both parties. “From this time forward, understand I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior,” West wrote to Wasserman Schultz, adding, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” Wasserman Schultz, who also heads the Democratic National Committee, criticized West’s support of the “cut, cap, and balance” bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

July 20, 2011 2:24 AM