Grayson Weeps on House Floor
Bemoans casualties of lack of health insurance
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2009 6:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – Alan Grayson continued with his penchant for the dramatic yesterday, shedding copious tears on the House floor as he read letters from families of people who died because they didn't have health insurance. “For god's sake, I look forward to a time when we have finally done our jobs,” the Florida congressman concluded, pushing his peers to finish the “work of universal health care in America.”

The names were submitted through namesofthedead.com, a website Grayson unveiled last week to highlight the consequences of the lack of health insurance. He later caught ethics flak for including a link to his campaign website, reports Roll Call.