Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson reprised a version of his famous line about the Republican health care plan being “Don’t get sick” — this time about the failed deal on federal funding to fight the Zika virus.
Grayson noted that his home Orange County was once known as Mosquito County in Florida territorial days. Grayson is running for U.S. Senate in the Aug. 30 primary and Florida and New York lead the continental U.S. in the number of Zika cases reported.
“Republican leadership has decided to go on summer vacation for seven weeks without voting on the Zika funding bill,” Grayson said Monday.
“So while they’re back in their districts begging their constituents to let them keep their jobs, more American children will be born with microcephaly; more seniors with health complications will be at risk; more picnics will be overshadowed with the fear of an impending epidemic.
“It is clear that the Republican plan for Zika is simple: Don’t get bit,” he concluded.