Florida Congressman Amends 'Names of the Dead' Site

October 22, 2009 - 6:15 PM
A Florida congressman has responded to complaints he violated House rules by amending a Web site he created this week calling attention to people who die without health coverage.
Washington (AP) - A Florida congressman has responded to complaints he violated House rules by amending a Web site he created this week calling attention to people who die without health coverage.
 
Rep. Alan Grayson removed a link from the "Names of the Dead" site Thursday that had directed people to his campaign Web site. The National Republican Congressional Committee argued the link violated House rules and possibly campaign finance laws regulating how lawmakers promote their campaigns. Andy Sere, a spokesman for the group, said Grayson is using it to draw attention to himself.
 
Grayson is asking people to post names of loved ones who died for lack of insurance. The Orlando Democrat, who said recently that Republicans want sick people to "die quickly," said the GOP is trying to avoid the subject of the uninsured by claiming rules violations.
 
Patricia Sullivan, a Republican challenging Grayson, said she plans to file an ethics complaint against him over the matter.