Lawmaker handing out ‘Lady buttons’ to support Wasserman Schultz
After a GOP congressman told Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) that she was “not a lady,” Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) felt like he had to do something to show his support for the congresswoman.
So Braley had pink buttons made that say “We stand with the Lady” and he’s passing them out to other members of Congress.
“Go @DWStweets – I stand with the Lady!” Braley tweeted Friday along with a photo of himself wearing the button.
“Dozens of Members have asked for them already,” Braley spokesman Alex Krasov told The Hill.
“He felt this was a good way to show how many members support her and respect her as a fellow member of Congress after this week’s harsh words.”
Congressman Allen West (R-FL) sent a nasty letter to Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday afternoon, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House.”
“If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up,” he wrote in his email. “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!”
EMILY’s List, a group that supports female candidates, called West’s tirade “sexist” and “despicable.”