If White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs didn't think he'd stir things up Tuesday when he said some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested," he does now.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, characterized Gibbs as "Bozo the spokesman" and said he ought to be fired for doing "a miserable job."
In an interview earlier this week with The Hill newspaper
, the press secretary complained that the "professional left" would not be happy with President Obama unless the U.S. had "Canadian health care and we've eliminated the Pentagon."
In an interview on MSNBC
, Grayson countered that he'd prefer "to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I'd like to see him show some frustration over 40 million people who can't see a doctor when they need to. I'd like to see him show some frustration over the Republicans, who have blocked the president's plans and his programs."
Grayson didn't stop there, saying: "I don't think he should resign, I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job."
At his press briefing on Wednesday, Gibbs told the White House press corps that he has no plans
to leave his job.