October 1st, 2009
12:55 PM ET
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GOP opts against new Grayson resolution Tuesday

GOP opts against new Grayson resolution Tuesday.
GOP opts against new Grayson resolution Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – House Republicans will not offer a resolution Thursday asking that Rep. Alan Grayson be condemned for charging that the GOP health care plan calls for those who get sick to die quickly, but Republicans did not rule out taking future action against the controversial Florida Democrat.

"No resolution will be introduced today. Mr. Grayson's actions on the floor were an embarrassment to this Congress and warrant an apology both to his colleagues and, more importantly, to the people of his district who he insulted on the House floor," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Georgia Rep. Tom Price, who chairs the Republican Study Committee.

"It is the job of the Speaker to ensure the House runs with proper decorum, and we would hope that she would not tolerate such behavior. As Mr. Grayson has shown no remorse for his antics, we have called on the Speaker to take the appropriate action to resolve this matter. Any future decision on a resolution will rest on the ability of the Speaker to control her members."


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soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. GOP = party of NO

    Rep. Grayson is 100% correct. The GOP wants you to die so they don't have to pay for your health care. Rep Tom Price is a pathetic idiot with no clue as to what's going on. I'm glad he knows better then to try and offer this farce of a resolution. Good boy.

    October 1, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    No resolution because there was NO VIOLATION. DUH! Stop trying to act like you gave Grayson a 'pass'. Hypocrites.

    October 1, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. BobAbrams

    Grayson kinda looks like the roach dude from that Will Smith movie, like the alien. I think it's the 1st Men in Black.

    October 1, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    Except for using the word "holocaust" in his apology to the American people, Grayson has nothing to apologize for ... he DIDN'T lie! Americans (including Democratic and Republican politicians) need to wake up and realize that this is one guy who SPEAKS THE TRUTH about your lacking health care system and legislation.

    October 1, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Donna Mansfield

    Thank God Alan Grayson is speaking up – about time the "good guys" made their voices heard. America is fed up with the party of "No" and "You Lie". THEY are the disgrace to the human race.

    October 1, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. Duck Fallas

    Promote this guy to Chief Consevative Irritator.

    October 1, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Joy

    Wow! Isn't the pot calling the kettle black?

    This is no worst than the Death Panel talk on the floor by at least 3 Republicans I watched on CSPAN.

    Not to mention the put downs and doomsday scenarios preached by the Republicans daily for EVERYTHING that the congress is currently working on.

    Both sides need to step back and try and work together. The electorate needs to clean house and replace them all.

    October 1, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. terrance thompson

    republicans needs to quit it's okay to hallow and tell the president your leader he's a lie,,and it's okay to call the president names and criticize him and he's family,,but you get mad when the truth have been told,,,just like always,,republicans have no solution ,,,there the party of no,,,,,Go away REps,,please do the country a favor.

    October 1, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Alicia

    The Republicans were wearing signs, text messaging and yelling at the President of the USA.........if Dems do anything on this shame on them!!!!!!

    The Republicans behaved like 2nd graders with no teacher in the room.

    Republicans behave unpatriotically.

    October 1, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Mark S.

    The hypocrisy is galling. What about all of the reps who lied about death panels and killing seniors, all on the floor of the House. They can dish it out in droves, but one person hands it back to them and they act like its the worst thing that ever happened. I hope Mr. Grayson continues to speak his mind.

    October 1, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. bill

    you tell them .rep grayson.if more dems had a spine they would have stopped all this slander.long time ago.TRUTH HURTS DOESINET REPUBS.

    October 1, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. lizgwiz

    The hypocrisy is stunning. It's okay for Republican legislators to claim (on the floor) that Democrats are telling senior citizens to "drop dead," but Grayson deserves censure for what was clearly meant to be hyperbole? Give me a break.

    October 1, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. Randolph Carter

    I'm glad to see a democrat using the republicans' tactics against them. About bloody time. Hey, neocons: Gotcha last!!! Neener neener neeeeener!!! Have a nice day!

    October 1, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. carlos, THAT one

    The Speaker of the House should invite Mr. Grayson to lunch for his bravery against the insignificant non IQ'ers.
    I have already sent 200 dols to Mr. Grayson's office.....he deserves every dollar that we can contribute.....on the other hand dump the repugnants into the dumpster....they are the ones who should apologize to the american people for their disgraceful actions.....I don't want an apology from Mr. Grayson....stand your ground Sir!!!

    October 1, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  15. JJ in NY

    Just another example of a double standard .

    The liberal ideologues and the MSW who are complicit in their bias .

    October 1, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. obummer, 1 and done

    I agree it is not the right path to have a resolution that says the guys an idiot.
    No need to validate a given.

    October 1, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  17. sammieb51

    Maybe the republican congressmen will end up meeting in the basement because their "voice" is not being heard - oh wait, that was the Democrats who had to do that 2 years ago .... they need to quit distracting everyone with their rants and get down to business, the business of OUR healthcare that hangs in the balance.

    October 1, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Sean

    Yeah, they'd be better off dropping it in light of the laundry list of Republicans who have recently stood in front of Congress and proclaimed that that Democrats want to kill old people, handicapped people, and whoever else through fictional "death panels" and such. Are Republicans trying to claim a monopoly on hypocrisy? Well, they're doing a great job at it...

    October 1, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. Spencer...Fl independent

    Mr. Grayson's statement is so fa as i' concerned are the god's honest gospel truth. The reublican party should not have to be shamed into doing the right thing, but if that is what it will take to get the ball moving and have a real honest debate about the state of healthcare in america, then i'm all for it.

    October 1, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. JJ in WNY

    ahh the republicans and their fake outrage. what about all the lies some of them have been spreading about the various bills? what about their defense of rep. wilson who interrupted our president in front of 40 million viewers? while i don't think rep. grayson should have compared the yearly deaths to the holocaust, he's right, we absolutely need universal health care, proper reforms, and it's a downright disgrace that we haven't accomplished anything meaningful in decades!!!

    October 1, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. Jean

    Finally, a Democrat with guts. No wonder why the Dems have the reputation of being weak. They just can't fight, not even for causes they believe in. They need to show people that they are nice and above the oposition. That's probably why they look like elitists.

    October 1, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. katiec

    The length the republicans go with their hypocrasy is truly amazing.
    They have told lie after lie, show no respect for anyone but their chosen few, incite fear mongering, radical and racist behavior,and
    continue to sell the American people down the river.
    Where are their apologies for the diasters they created for our
    country these last eight years??

    October 1, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  23. Ken

    I congratulate Rep. Grayson. He hit the [R]s over the head, and like the mindless ducks they are, they move off in a dazed waddle. How can any sentient being not be embarrassed to be a [R]?!!!

    October 1, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    Duh. Read the Senate Rules. This political stunt of a resolution would have backfired not because of partisan politics, but because (a) this guy did nothing wrong under the rules and (b) the litany of analogous offenses committed by the GOP in the past 6 months alone would have tied up Congress with similar resolutions for the next quarter century. I think you know where we'd like you to stick your "death panels" Gopers....

    October 1, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  25. jaime lewis

    While big business and the Republicans are sipping champagne for getting rid of a public option. We finally have a man that tells the truth. Thank you Alan Grayson for sticking up for the 47 million that still don't have insurance. When are Republican's going to bring solutions to the table instead of just protecting big business?

    Jaime
    Denver

    October 1, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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