In another stunning display of pure awesome, Rep. Alan Grayson calls out Florida Governor, Rick Scott, for his refusal to accept federal aid to help families with disabled children care for them at home. He also reminded the public that Gov. Scott “committed the largest fraud against Medicare in our history.” Americans Against the Tea Party wishes there were more like him in Washington!
MARTIN BASHIR: Congressman, Governor Scott has repeatedly turned down the offer of federal funds that would allow parents to care for their disabled children at home. Now, in the interest of transparency, we cared for my own disabled brother at home until he died. But in a letter from the Department of Justice it says, Florida, and I’m quoting, “has planned structured and administered a system of care that has led to the unnecessary separation and isolation of hundreds of children in nursing facilities.” Congressman, what kind of person is it that chooses to target the most defenseless and weakest members of our society?
REP. ALAN GRAYSON: A sick, cruel, sadistic person who happened to be elected governor despite the fact that he committed the largest fraud against Medicare in our history. I have to tell you that sometimes the judgment of the voters is almost inexplicable. We’ve taken somebody who has an appalling record, a callousness to him that’s manifest, a dishonesty that’s manifest and we made him governor of the third largest state in the country. And the results is shocking. You know, you look at what he’s done and you say to yourself, maybe Tony Soprano could have done worse. Maybe not. It’s hard to say.