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Alan Grayson "Die Quickly" Comment Prompts Uproar

Republicans think they've found their Joe "you lie!" Wilson: Rep. Alan Grayson, Democrat of Florida.
Tuesday night, Grayson suggested that the Republican health care plan is that Americans should not get sick. And if they do, he said, Republicans want them to "die quickly."

Using placards to underline his point, Grayson said Republicans understand that a health care plan based on not getting sick "isn't always going to work," so they "have a backup plan in case you do get sick."

"If you get sick in America, this is what the Republicans want you to do: If you get sick America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly," he said. "That's right, the Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick."

You can see Grayson's comments in full above.

Republicans, led by Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, have seized on the comments and threatened to introduce a resolution of disapproval today in the House similar to the resolution that censured Wilson, the Republican representative who yelled "you lie!" during an address to a joint session of Congress by President Obama.

The resolution says, in part, that "the conduct of the Representative from Florida was a breach of decorum and degraded the integrity and proceedings of the House."

The resolution was waved in the air on the House floor this afternoon, but was not submitted. An aide to Price said that he had decided to give Grayson another chance to apologize.

Grayson, who represents a Republican-leaning district, is thus far refusing to do so. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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