Harsh Hill rhetoric breeds angst in party caucuses - Yahoo! News
Have I mentioned that sometimes my party pisses me off? You do not apologize to score political points, you do it because you did something you should not have, which Grayson absolutely did. He should apologize because it is the right thing to do. Using republican over the top rhetoric as an excuse for your own is not acceptable.Associated Press Writer Ben Evans, Associated Press Writer – 9 mins ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says anyone using harsh rhetoric to raise fears about health care reform should apologize and get on with writing policy, but said there's no reason to single out a Florida Democrat who said Republicans want sick Americans to "die quickly."
"If anybody's going to apologize, everybody should apologize," she said when asked Thursday about Rep. Alan Grayson's comments on the House floor earlier this week.
Pelosi's response reflects what Democratic aides have said privately since Grayson's remarks sparked an uproar: that Republicans have routinely said with impunity that Democrats want to "pull the plug on grandma" or create "death panels" to decide who deserves care and who doesn't.