Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) is challenging former Vice President Dick Cheney to a debate about his most recent security criticisms of the Obama administration.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Ed Show" Wednesday night, Massa said he's had enough of former Vice President Cheney "kicking us in the shins."

"I don't want the president being diverted from his mission on this, having to deal with Dick Cheney. I want Dick Cheney debate me, anywhere, anytime, anyhow. And let's see how he stands up to the truth," Massa said.

After host Ed Schultz suggested that Cheney would only appear on Fox News, Massa said that wasn't a problem.

"Then Ed, here's a proposition — I'll go on Fox and I'll debate Dick Cheney on his home territory, because he's standing on quicksand on this issue," Massa said.

The New York Democrat said his party needs to be more forceful in responding to Cheney's occasional barbs at the president.

"This man suffers from a horrible case of political Tourette's, and it's about time that we stand up and kick right back," he said.