His remarks, which drew angry and immediate calls for an apology from Republicans, were highlighted by a sign reading “The Republican Health Care Plan: Die Quickly.”
Veteran Tennessee Republican Jimmy Duncan abandoned customary reticence to chastise Grayson.
“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,” Duncan said.
“It’s fully appropriate that the gentleman return to the floor and apologize,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, another Tennessee Republican.
This is the same moron, you may recall, whose own deep thoughts about policy come from riding the teacups at Disney World and then declaring that every American deserves a federally mandated week’s worth of paid vacation. No, I’m not kidding.
He wanted some cheap free publicity by pulling this stunt and, gosh darn it, he’s going to get it. Here’s your 15 minutes, jerky.