For a minute there I thought West was going to cave to the loons, thank goodness I was wrong:
Republican Congressman Allen West spoke with Stuart Varney this morning on Fox Business’ Varney & Co. about the ongoing feud between him and fellow Florida House member Debbie Wasserman Schultz. West showed no remorse for his language in an e-mail calling Wasserman Schultz “vile” and “not a lady,” and promised about the possibility of any apology, “that’s not happening.”RELATED: Rush Limbaugh: ‘Where Are The Charges Of Racism’ Against ‘Deranged’ Wasserman Schultz?
West mentioned that there has been bad blood between the two Florida Representatives since Wasserman Schultz ordered a protest on his campaign headquarters, and he insisted “I do have the right to stand up and defend my honor.” With no retreat in mind, West explained why his remarks might be getting so much attention:
“There are certain ways that we speak in the military and I guess I have not learned the DC-insider talk that maybe some of these people are used to. Don’t poke me in the chest, that’s the bottom line to that exchange.”
As talk turned back to the deficit negotiations, West wasn’t as uncompromising, and acknowledged that now he might also be open to a short-term solution to get us over the hump of the August 2nd debt ceiling deadline. Yet now it seems everyone in the debt talks is put on warning: don’t poke West!