Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on Monday mocked the 67 House Republicans who voted against disaster relief funds for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“It’s the same 67 over and over again,” he noted on The Stephanie Miller Show. “It’s the bath salts caucus, the people that would rather eat your face than cut taxes on the rich.”
The bill provided $9.7 billion for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last year. The 67 Republicans who voted against the bill objected to it because the funds were not paid for with cuts to over government programs.
Grayson said that Republican obstruction in Congress had become worse since his previous term in the House of Representatives.
Republicans in Congress have refused to raise the federal debt ceiling again unless it is coupled with significant budget cuts. Those Republicans, according to Grayson, were “holding the country hostage” to gain cuts to safety net programs like Social Security and Medicare.
“They claim they want to save these things when in fact they just want to destroy them,” Grayson remarked.
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