Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) was one of the loudest voices in opposition to President Obama’s proposed military strike on the Assad regime in Syria. Grayson appeared on every show imaginable carrying the message of “diplomacy first, military intervention last” in the week or so leading up to the now tentative deal reached between Russia, Syria and The United States. Last night he appeared on “All In,” hosted by Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Fans of Grayson’s blunt assessment of politics and the world around him were not disappointed.
When asked to comment on Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) public scorn for Congress, saying that Obama was wrong to send the question of a military strike to a body he called “dysfunctional,” Grayson delivered a short but heavy right-cross to Graham’s ego. Said Grayson, “I think he should resign and make Congress better by leaving it.” That wasn’t the only gem Rep. Grayson had. “This is the greatest victory for enforcing peace since the end of the Vietnam War.”
Grayson summed up the impact of Obama’s decision to defer to Congress by saying, “…you can’t take the public to war without the public’s consent. It’s the public’s money. It’s the public’s blood, and now we’ll finally see some public input and not have these matters decided by Washington Elites.”
Watch Rep. Grayson’s appearance here: