October 1st, 2009
12:55 PM ET
5 years ago

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. Reformed Republican

    See the lesson here dems?

    As soon as you show the rethugs some spine they fold like a cheap lawn chair.

    Now, use your super majority and get health care reform with a strong public option passed into law already! And don't go all whimpy on this, even the blue dogs will get re-elected when you pass it...

    October 1, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Julia

    Grayson can apologize on the floor when Joe Wilson apologizes on the floor. They're both silly.

    October 1, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Martin Sonopel

    Not to worry: Grayson's one term will be his last.

    October 1, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. vic nashville , Tn

    I have to say this to GOP

    Party out of power is GOP

    By 2050 party out of country is GOP

    They thinks to get the power back Oppose what ever Obama say what a !!!!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. Gen44

    More Grayson, less Blue dogs!

    October 1, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Sue

    Haters are haters no matter which side they are on!

    October 1, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. Scott

    Where is the GOPs solution????? I dont hear about one or see one. Why dont all those congressmen and senators tell the American people that they have a government run health plan? I believe some on both sides dont want the American people to have a public option, because their afraid that it will run private insurance buisness out. They are a buch of hypocrites that is lying to the American people and afraid that they might lose a dollar or two!!! I wish someone would bring it up in the senate and the house that if a public health plan does not get passed, then the senators and congressmen have got to give up their government runned health plan and get out and search for their own private insurance for them and their families like true Americans!!! This not stressed enough on the media about the leaders having a government runned health plan!!!! This Democrate was only telling the truth!

    October 1, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    The GOP needs to take a GOOD LONG LOOK in the mirror before projecting their own issues and shortcomings onto others.

    October 1, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Thegoodstuff

    He will apologize when Wilson "You Lie" apologizes!

    October 1, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. cesmess

    Stand your ground Sen. Grayson. You did nothing wrong.

    October 1, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  11. Mike in MN

    This guy is a total idiot. Where did the Dems find this gut, rent a fool? I'm thinking Biden thought up this stunt, it has Biden written all over it. Over the top and totaly false.

    October 1, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. john u

    Grayson's statement is actually true......the GOP has always been against health insurance for all, and they've always opposed Medicare. Did the GOP come up with any health care plan in the 2001-2009 period?

    October 1, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. kaleto

    And what does Madam Speaker do? Accuse the GOP of "double standards". Yeah, that's real mature, Nancy: "They started it!"

    The silver lining is Pelosi and Reid are serving to rally opposition, ensuring the "hypo-crats" lose seats in 2010.

    October 1, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. Doug, New Jersey

    "As Mr. Grayson has shown no remorse for his antics"

    Duh, a person who has the ability to show remorse and is not an eltist narcisisst would not be a member of America's hate, lies, and take away your rights, freedoms, wealth party.

    The speaker is evil, she equates peaceful great Americans excerising their free speech in the most responsible of ways to left wing radicals in san fran late 70's who ended up killed quite a few people.

    October 1, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. Thegoodstuff

    Isn't if funny how the Repugs don't like the taste of their own medicine. They have been doing worst for months and allowing their real leaders (Rush, Dobbs and the entire cast of clowns at Fox news) to lead a very negative, scary, lie of a debate while inciting people to be violent and take arms. I think more Dems need to put their spines back in their backs and do what we elect you all to do....if you want to be conservative and act like the Repugs then go join their party....but we guarantee you that WE WILL vote you out of office!

    October 1, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Corey

    Excellent deal, GOP. Take the high road to victory in 2010 and 2012! Let the Dems who whine about Joe Wilson whine and cry some more when they are defeated into extinction!

    October 1, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. J.P.

    Please don't bring action against this man.

    He's the best advertising conservatives can buy, and its not costing conservatives a dime of advertising money.

    This "gentleman," along with the Hollyweird elite circling the protective wagons around a sodomizing kiddie-rapist, are showing Americans their true colors... what they really and truly believe in their hearts. They're not even hiding their sycophantic insanity anymore.

    The elite socialists are showing Americans just how brutally callous and clueless they really and truly are.

    October 1, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  18. Lynnette

    I'm amazed that the Republicans in the House aren't going for his throat. Why didn't any of the Republicans contradict anything he said? They only protested some of the words he used.

    October 1, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Hugo

    Quack quack quack! Political grandstanding by an idiot moron. Another well qualified product of the Harvard School of Law. The Republicans have not presented a Bill? What freaking planet do he and Barney Frank pull meat on?

    October 1, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  20. Beth

    They can dish it out but can't take it. I'm glad Grayson stood up to the Republican bullies. Wouldn't we encourage our children to do the same?

    October 1, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  21. Nevada Mom

    Grayson just sealed his fate. What a goon!

    October 1, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  22. nicolas

    I Support Alan Grayson's comment and will donate to his 2010 campaign – the only dem congressman with balls big enough to stand up to GOP on the health care reform.

    October 1, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  23. Lee

    OMG!!! Are the republican's saying this with a straight face?!
    Mr. Grayson has shown no remorse for his antics? Can they say Joe Wilson? If the republicans are not going to be serious about the gvernance of this nation they need to get out of politics and get out of the way. We need serious minds with serious solutions to the times in which we live. This foolishness gets us absolutely nowhere and it is past time for them to grow up.

    October 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  24. smokesignals

    Thank you Mr. Grayson for speaking the truth!

    October 1, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. Independent

    Sorry, but Republicans have done the same thing over and over and over again. Don't act like that didn't happen now. If you feel so strongly about this, you folks shouldn't have done this either.

    IDEA: Stop acting like a bunch of kids, and get the hell back to work. People like me are paying for YOUR health care, and if this is how you're gonna act, I would like to see all of you OUT of office.

    October 1, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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