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

GOP opts against new Grayson resolution Tuesday

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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. Tony

    Unfortunately for the GOP, Pelosi is worhtless. Nothing will come of it. She may start to fake cry again. That would be worth it for the laugh value alone. This government is an embarrassment and they all need to go NOW.

    October 1, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Lil Jimmy

    Enough with the fake outrage. Wilson apologized to the president. This is just another distraction from our elected officials from doing their job. Washington is worse than a playground. Democrats are distracting while trying to push through a bill that will give people health care that won't take affect till 2013. Sit down. Pass the stuff they agree on and make it law January 1st ( like no dropping patients from insurance and existing medical conditions ).Then debate and pass the rest. I don't understand the emergency or the critical importance when it won't doing anything for years. Politicians are a joke.

    October 1, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Tin Foil Anyone?

    Good, then maybe they won't continue to look so stupid. After Wilson refused to apologzie to his constituents, I said there is no hope for the Republicans. They are a bunch of tin-foiled fools.

    October 1, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. peggyledbetter

    The Republicans are a disgrace to the American people! Please let's work together and make sure we don't elect these fools into office on any level. Mr. Grayson don't owe anyone a apology! 44,000 people died without proper insurance coverage....Thanks to you money hungry Republicans!

    October 1, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Jeff

    Go get em Grayson! With the exception of the choice to use the word "holocaust", he is absolutely right to say everything he said!

    October 1, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. jhpg

    OK. So let me get this straight. R's fabricate the notion that Ds are trying to form "death panels". R's condemn Ds for trying to form "death panels". Now, R's ask for an apology when a D accuses Rs of something similar? Who are these people!?! What did they expect to have happen?

    October 1, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. www.firedoglake.com

    Rep Price needs to listen more often to House Republicans when they speak on the House floor.

    Is he joking about presenting a resolution against Grayson?

    Of course, he doesn't really believe that Rep Grayson's remarks were at all worse than the things that House Republicans say almost daily against Democrats.

    The only real news in this article is that the Republican Party of Rep Joe "Liar" Wilson even knows that there should be proper decorum in the House.

    I am proud of Rep Alan Grayson for speaking out forcefully against what he has seen the Republicans doing in Congress.

    To show my support, I made a contribution to FireDogLake's "Stand by Alan Grayson" at ActBlue.

    October 1, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. C S N - AZ

    How else could YOU explain WHY Republicans see fit to storm and scream like Two Year Old toddlers, yelling "NO" at everything this President tries to do, or say, except that they WANT PRESIDENT OBAMA HIM TO FAIL at all costs!
    Even if it means that 128 people per day are DYING because of lack of Health Insurance?
    Independent Harvard study that found people without health insurance had a 40 percent higher risk of death than those with private health insurance — as a result of being un-ableto obtain necessary medical care.
    "Harvard Medical Study Links Lack of Insurance to 45,000 U.S. Deaths a Year" – N.Y. Times
    IF REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT AMERICANS TO "DIE QUICKLY", then let them QUICKLY HELP get these Health Insurance Reforms in place !!!

    October 1, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  9. C S N - AZ

    Make that, " .. they WANT PRESIDENT OBAMA to FAIL at all costs!

    October 1, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. Tom

    The GOP needs to cut out the blatant hypocisy. It's OK for members of their party to stand on the House Floor over the last few months and say that "The Democratic Bill will kill people" or "tell America's Seniors to drop dead".

    What's the difference. Do the GOP really believe that the Democrats want to kill Grandma? Is that what they're saying?

    How is that any less offensive than Grayson's statement?

    October 1, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. Eleanor

    The GOP are bunch of sissies and cry-babies! Grayson was SPOT ON! Go ahead and threaten Repugs. It doesn't mean a thing...except that you don't even recognize the truth when it's shown to you IN BLACK AND WHITE!

    October 1, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. Bob from Pittsburgh

    Alan Grayson is right..

    Numbers don't lie.

    US spend $7000 plus on every American on health, more than many countries, so far 45 million with no coverage, 45000 Americans die due to lack of insurance. Life expectancy is lower than other industrialized countries.

    US rank 37 in the world when it comes to health issues.
    Smaller countries like Costa Rica, Chile, Sweden, etc provide coverage to all citizens at a lower than $7000 a pop per year, may be less than half than the US. Canada spends $3600 per capita or close to that..

    Numbers never lie..

    October 1, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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