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GOP shuts down Grayson after he compares them to ‘dog poop’ on House floor

alan graysonU.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., known for taking to the House floor and saying “Republicans want you to die quickly,” has been somewhat quiet since being elected to Congress a second time in 2012.

But like an impetuous child, it was only a question of time before Grayson’s inner-buffoon would get the better of him, and that time arrived Tuesday when he compared the Republican-led House to “dog poop.”

At which point, speaker pro tempore Steve Womack, R-Ark., did what so many in America have long wanted to do — he cut him off.

The far-left ideologue took to the floor of the House on Tuesday to call for a vote on a resolution that said Congress’ “dignity” had been impugned by the government shutdown, asserting privilege under Rule IX, according to Raw Story.

Cranking his comedy routine into full gear, Grayson began citing public opinion polls of Congress, comparing the body to a number of objectionable items, until he said: “What do you have a higher opinion of, Congress or dog poop? Congress 40 percent; dog poop 47 percent.”

Womack cautioned Grayson to confine his remarks to an explanation of why his resolution was privileged under Rule IX, but self control was no longer an option for Grayson and he droned on until Womack could stand no more and gaveled for him to suspend his remarks [11 minute mark of the video].

This was a feel-good moment if ever there was one — Grayson’s resolution was ruled not to be privileged and the vote was scuttled.

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Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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