Grayson on GOP: ‘These Are People Who Want to Kick You When You're Down'

By Craig Millward | January 28, 2013 | 5:22 PM EST

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) (AP)

( – On Current TV’s “Viewpoint” on Jan 17, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) attacked Republicans over their alleged inability to get anything done, and said “these are people who want to kick you when you're down.”

In the interview, Grayson was critical of House Republicans over the amount of time it took to provide federal assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

He went on to say,  “The Republicans just don’t want to do anything for anybody. There’s a mean streak too that you only see, only recognize when you’re really close up. These are people who want to kick you when you're down.”

After insisting that Republicans will “bow to the NRA pressure” and not pass new gun control measures, Grayson was asked by host John Fugelsang, “Doesn’t that mean if they go ahead and block or filibuster an assault weapons ban, or regulations on magazine size, when the next massacre happens, does the House GOP then own it?”

Grayson responded, “It just doesn’t matter to them.”

He continued “Look, we live in a country where almost 25 million people can’t find full time work and the president and the Democratic Party have been desperately trying to do something about this for the past four years and for the past two years the Republicans have blocked every effort. The president’s job program never even came to a vote in the House of Representatives -- it’s farcical. They don’t want to help people, they don’t care. The only way to solve this problem is to simply put them out of power.”

Grayson currently represents Florida’s 9th District. He previously represented Florida’s 8th District for one term before being defeated by Daniel Webster in 2010.