Florida Democrat Calls Fed Adviser ‘K Street Whore’

By Ben Evans | October 27, 2009 | 11:46 AM EDT
Washington (AP) - The Florida Democrat who said Republicans want sick people to "die quickly" is again facing criticism for his rhetoric - this time for calling a senior Federal Reserve adviser a "K Street whore" in a radio interview.
 
Rep. Alan Grayson hurled the insult at Linda Robertson on the Alex Jones Show last month while discussing the Fed's resistance to stronger oversight. Robertson is a former Enron lobbyist and Clinton administration adviser hired by the Fed this summer. Washington's K Street is where many lobbyists have their offices.
 
Grayson supports limiting the Fed's power. An economist early in his career, he said he didn't need to be lectured by "this K Street whore" about why such regulation isn't necessary. His spokesman stood by the remark Tuesday.
The Florida Democrat who said Republicans want sick people to "die quickly" is again facing criticism for his rhetoric - this time for calling a senior Federal Reserve adviser a "K Street whore" in a radio interview.