Americans are insulted that so much attention is being given to fighting among lawmakers, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
"U.S is in crisis & everyone wants to talk about congressional members not getting along, it's insulting to Americans to waste airtime on this," West tweeted on Thursday.
West didn't elaborate, but the tweet likely refers to his spat with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
The dust-up started when West sent a strongly-worded email in response to a floor speech that Wasserman Schultz gave criticizing West's defense of Republicans' "cut, cap, and balance" legislation.
In the email West wrote in response, he called the Florida congresswoman "vile" and "despicable" and said she did not deserve his respect.
Since the email was made public, both Democrats and Republicans have been trying to capitalize on it as a fundraising tool.
Democrats have also demanded that West apologize for the email.
On Thursday, West said he would not apologize and wouldn't change the wording even if could.
“That is not happening,” West said Thursday on Fox Business Network.