Grayson hits China - keeps digging

I blogged yesterday about Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson accusing the GOP of wanting people who are sick to "die quickly."

Now for normal humans, such language would usually be followed by an apology. Not so Mr. Grayson, who not only brags about his decision not to apologize, but goes even further in his calumnious charges against Republicans.

CNN Reports:

In fact, Grayson - a Democrat who represents a central Florida swing district that includes Orlando - made another floor speech in which he apologized to the dead and their families for not acting sooner on health care reform, and then defended both speeches on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"What I mean is they have got no plan," Grayson told Wolf Blitzer. "It's been 24 hours since I said that. Where is the Republican plan? We're all waiting to see something that will take care of the pre-existing conditions, to take care of the 40 million Americans who have no coverage at all.

"That's what I meant when I said that the Republican plan is don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly."

Republicans pounced on Grayson's late-night speech and demanded an apology.

"That is about the most mean-spirited partisan statement that I've ever heard made on this floor, and I, for one, don't appreciate it," Tennessee Republican Rep. Jimmy Duncan told the Politico.

On Wednesday, Grayson apologized, but it wasn't the apology the Republicans wanted. Citing a Harvard University study released earlier this month that said 44,000 Americans die each year because they have no health insurance, Grayson called on Democrats and Republicans "to do our jobs for the sake of those dying people and their families."

"I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America," he said.

The GOP planned to introduce a resolution of censure against Grayson but dropped it. The thinking was why give someone who is unapologetic a forum like a censure debate to energize the Democratic base?

They may want to rethink that decision after those remarks made on CNN yesterday.



I blogged yesterday about Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson accusing the GOP of wanting people who are sick to "die quickly."

Now for normal humans, such language would usually be followed by an apology. Not so Mr. Grayson, who not only brags about his decision not to apologize, but goes even further in his calumnious charges against Republicans.

CNN Reports:

In fact, Grayson - a Democrat who represents a central Florida swing district that includes Orlando - made another floor speech in which he apologized to the dead and their families for not acting sooner on health care reform, and then defended both speeches on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"What I mean is they have got no plan," Grayson told Wolf Blitzer. "It's been 24 hours since I said that. Where is the Republican plan? We're all waiting to see something that will take care of the pre-existing conditions, to take care of the 40 million Americans who have no coverage at all.

"That's what I meant when I said that the Republican plan is don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly."

Republicans pounced on Grayson's late-night speech and demanded an apology.

"That is about the most mean-spirited partisan statement that I've ever heard made on this floor, and I, for one, don't appreciate it," Tennessee Republican Rep. Jimmy Duncan told the Politico.

On Wednesday, Grayson apologized, but it wasn't the apology the Republicans wanted. Citing a Harvard University study released earlier this month that said 44,000 Americans die each year because they have no health insurance, Grayson called on Democrats and Republicans "to do our jobs for the sake of those dying people and their families."

"I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America," he said.

The GOP planned to introduce a resolution of censure against Grayson but dropped it. The thinking was why give someone who is unapologetic a forum like a censure debate to energize the Democratic base?

They may want to rethink that decision after those remarks made on CNN yesterday.