Dem. Grayson apologizes for health reform remarks after GOP uproar

Dave Weigel at the Washington Independent, the Colorado Independent’s sister site, has been following the saga of Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who incited a GOP uproar this week after charging that the Republicans’ health reform strategy is to let the sick “die quickly.” The comment caused GOP leaders to threaten an anti-Grayson resolution, to be introduced if Grayson failed to apologize for his remarks.

Roll Call has the tale of the apology, delivered Wednesday afternoon on the House floor. It’s not exactly what GOP leaders may have been expecting.

After speaking extensively to the press, Grayson came to the floor with an apology, but not for the Republican Party.

“I would like to apologize,” he said. “I would like to apologize to the dead.”

No word yet of the GOP response.

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