Remember Congressman Alan Grayson? Maybe I need to jog your memory a bit.
He’s the Congressman who has compared the Tea Party to the KKK. The one who claimed that the Republican’s healthcare plan was “don’t get sick, and if you do, die quickly.” He also infamously released an attack ad on his Republican opponent Daniel Webster back in 2010 branding him “Taliban Dan Webster.”
His evidence? He played a clip of a sermon Webster gave where he appears to say that “women must submit [to their husbands]” four times throughout the attack ad, which he compared to the Taliban’s ideology. Granted, it’s about time a liberal wasn’t afraid to point out that Islamic oppression of women exists, but he deceptively edited Webster’s remarks. In fact, Webster was cautioning husbands to avoid taking a particular passage as their own. The unedited quote is: ‘Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, ‘She should submit to me.’
So in other words – the exact opposite of what Grayson portrayed him as saying. He’s clearly a despicable human being, and it’s a mystery to me how the man keeps getting elected. Voters keep electing him – but the law might interfere. Would you believe a man as sleazy as Grayson is facing domestic abuse charges? Probably.
Rep. Alan Grayson’s ex-wife repeatedly went to police with accusations of domestic abuse over a two-decade period, according to documents she has provided to POLITICO, revelations that come as the Florida congressman enters the final weeks of his Democratic primary campaign for Senate.
Lolita Grayson called police on her husband at least two times in Virginia and two more times in Florida, sought medical attention on at least two occasions and said that, in one instance, he had threatened to kill her, according to a police report.
The congressman, who asserted Lolita Grayson battered him in 2014, vehemently denies he engaged in any abuse during their 25-year marriage, which ended last year in a bitter annulment that she is now appealing.
The first reported incident described by the documents was in 1994; the final one was in 2014. Lolita Grayson also called Orange County sheriff’s deputies in 2005 to lodge another abuse complaint, but prosecutors filed no charges in that incident or any of the others. Only the 2014 incident has been previously reported.