Democratic Rep.: ‘Republicans Want You to Die Quickly’

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports:

A Democratic House member last night used a brief speech on the House floor to mockingly describe GOP health care plans as wanting Americans to "die quickly" -- drawing an immediate demand from Republicans for an apology.

Rep. Alan Grayson, a freshman Democrat from Florida, brought posters with him onto the House floor during after-hours debate, where members of Congress can address any topic they want. He built up to this point: "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: die quickly. That's right -- the Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick." "Remember, the Republican plan: Don't get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly." Several Republicans immediately demanded that Grayson apologize on the House floor for his remark, though Grayson did not return to the podium to speak again during the evening session. A Republican aide said GOP leaders will continue to press for an apology from Grayson, particularly after Democrats went so far as to pass a resolution of disapproval against Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., after his "you lie!" outburst directed at President Obama on the House floor last month.
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