Courtesy of Politico:Rep. @AlanGrayson threatens to have a @politico reporter arrested. Full video: https://t.co/EfMmG8gX9a https://t.co/IYyqxKkWAS— POLITICO (@politico) July 26, 2016
Rep. Alan Grayson threatened to have a POLITICO reporter arrested Tuesday,alleging that the reporter assaulted him as he attempted to question the congressman about allegations of domestic abuse.
The Florida Democrat and Senate candidate was on his way out of an event hosted by POLITICO in Philadelphia when reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere approached him to ask about allegations by his ex-wife that he had battered her over the course of two decades. The congressman strongly denied the allegations in the story, first reported by POLITICO on Tuesday, but he only provided a comment through his lawyer for the article, which detailed police and court documents dating back to 1994.
A video of the exchange shows Grayson refusing to stop to talk to Dovere and appearing to nudge him aside as the congressman made his way towards the elevator.
You know I used to really admire Alan Grayson and featured a number of his House floor speeches here on IM, along with a couple of his zingers directed at the Republicans.
But then I started hearing about his corruption allegations, and by the time that Harry Reid was calling for his resignation, I was pretty much done.
It seems that so many of the people that we admire turn out to have less than admirable qualities in the long run.