Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Tuesday that "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."
His remarks weren't spontaneous: He reinforced the point with signs saying the same thing.
In an effort to apologize for this stroke of genius, Grayson Wednesday said "I would like to apologize,” he said. “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America."
His sarcasm, delivered on the House floor, drew a swift rebuke from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which hopes to see Grayson defeated in an Orlando-based swing district next year.
Grayson told reporters he’s not worried at all about a backlash from voters and instead thinks his chances for re-election have been boosted.
"It improves them," he said. "People like elected officials with guts who say what they mean."