Grassley: That AIG Suicide Thing? Didn't Really Mean It.
It took only one day for Sen. Chuck Grassley (D-Iowa) to back away from comments he made yesterday saying AIG executives should "resign or go commit suicide."
“What I’m expressing here obviously is not that I want people to commit suicide. That’s not my notion,” Grassley said today. “But I do feel very strongly that we have not had statements of apology, statements of remorse, statements of contrition on the part of chief executives of manufacturing companies or banks or financial services or insurance companies that are asking for bailouts.”
So Grassley still wants an apology from AIG for nearly bringing down the global financial system and awarding $165 million in bonuses, some of which went to executives in its Financial Products division that nearly did the deed.
But he's charitably backed off the harakari.
March 17, 2009; 2:39 PM ET
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