West fired off an email Tuesday to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, calling her “vile, despicable and cowardly” for calling into question his stance on Medicare on the House floor.
The CBC was planning to discuss the email at its weekly meeting Wednesday, but votes got in the way and the caucus now plans to discuss the issue at a later date.
In the meantime, Cleaver said, “I’m going to talk to him.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., another member of the CBC, said he was “shocked” to see the language West had employed.
“We have really got to make sure that we maintain a high level of civility,” he said.