Skip to comments.Grayson apologizes for 'whore' comment
Posted on 10/27/2009 6:27:32 PM PDT by hole_n_one
WASHINGTON (CNN) Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson issued a written apology Tuesday evening for a comment for a month-old comment that has stirred controversy on Capitol Hill in recent days.
During a September radio interview, Grayson called Linda Robertson, an aide to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who has also worked as a lobbyist, a "K Street whore."
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, Grayson said his comment was inappropriate.
"I offer my sincere apology," Grayson said in the statement, "I did not intend to use a term that is often, and correctly, seen as disrespectful of women.
"This characterization of Ms. Robertson, made during a radio interview last month in the context of the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should be independently audited, was inappropriate, and I apologize."
Just hours earlier, a spokesman for Grayson had defended the comment in a statement to CNN.
"She actually questioned his understanding of the difference between fiscal and monetary policy," Grayson spokesman Todd Jurowski said in the earlier statement. "She had the audacity to attack a congressman who used to be an economist. She's a career lobbyist who used to work for Enron and advocates for whatever she gets paid to promote."
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Grayson needs professional help..he is obviously mentally ill
That’s not an apology.
Typical double-standards by the complicit MSM
This ought to be good. Can someone lend her a usable firearm for the evening.
Are people this brain dead? God, Please help us.
A liberal who apologizes? and admits they made a mistake? Mark this moment in time for they are rare indeed!
Her lawyers must've made Grayson an offer he couldn't refuse.
Typical looney leftists. Congressman that Obama calls an outstanding member of congress. The congressional leadership obviously agrees with Grayson when he says that Republicans just want people to die quickly.
Grayson should be called on to resign his office because of his outrageous and hateful comments but he won’t be because the Lunatics are running the asylum up there in D.C...
He needs to apologize for running and winning a seat at the table. What a freakin schmuck.
I'm sure that more ugly comments from him will begin to turn up.
BTW-—and Freepers from his district out there? What are the chances that this big mouth punk gets the boot in 2010?
It is evident from his last comments that he funtions at a 3 rd grade level.
This from a pimp of the political industry!
I'm a jerk-off
He’s a mental patient. He can’t even have a reasonable discussion with anyone because all he does is throw disgusting smears at people. It’s like having David Letterman as a Representative
Pelosi got to him.
He has pissed off a LOT of people, some crazier than he is.
Wouldn't want to be in his shoes, that's for sure.
Actually, pimp would have been the correct word for the lobbyist; congressman Grayson is the whore.
Obama is a member of the Grayson party
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