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Harry Reid, Alan Grayson Massive Cat Fight Redux

Harry Reid, Alan Grayson Massive Cat Fight Redux

Reid: “I want you to lose”

How bad and lacking in moral fiber must a Democrat be for Harry Reid to accuse him of having “no moral compass?”  Alan Grayson bad.

Grayson (D-FL)—who is perhaps best known for his over-the-top statements, unethical campaign ads, and alleged shady hedge fund dealings—is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Reid, Senate minority leader, is less than enthusiastic about Grayson’s bid to leave the House and join the Senate.  Back in February, the two men engaged in a remarkable cat fight . . . that Grayson just can’t let drop.

In a rather stunning act of insanity, Grayson confronted Reid during a Congressional Progressive Caucus meeting Wednesday morning; he was waving Reid’s February statements and demanding an explanation.

Politico reports:

Rep. Alan Grayson angrily confronted Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday, disrupting a meeting of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in front of dozens of staffers and members of Congress.

Grayson (D-Fla.), who Reid vehemently opposes in his bid for the open Florida Senate seat, arrived at the meeting with Reid’s February statement in hand, according to two sources in the room. In that statement, Reid said Grayson has “no moral compass” and “used his status as a congressman to unethically promote his Cayman Islands hedge funds.”

He asked Reid if the Nevada senator knows who he is. After Reid answered in the affirmative, Grayson went on the attack.

“Say my name, senator. Say my name,” Grayson told Reid as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tried to shut the confrontation down. Ellison chided Grayson, asking him what he was doing and why he was distracting from the meeting’s goals.

Grayson responded by angrily waving a printout of Reid’s searing February quote that called on Grayson to drop out of the primary race against Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.).

Who knows what Grayson expected, but Reid’s answer is priceless.

Politico continues:

“Why’d you say that?” Grayson said, insisting Reid’s statement was false.

Reid calmly faced his inquisitor: “I want you to lose. It’s true.”

Grayson’s office responded with:  “I have a low opinion of Reid’s low opinion.”

Reid’s office made a lengthier statement:

“Alan Grayson decided to be disruptive, to the embarrassment of his fellow colleagues. Senator Reid took the opportunity to express his low opinion of Congressman Grayson to his face and remind him that the reason Senator Reid has said that Grayson is under ethics investigation and appears to be running a Cayman Islands hedge fund from his Congressional office in order to line his own pockets is because these things are true, as established by seventy-four pages’ worth of evidence from the Congressional Ethics Committee,” said Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for Reid.

According to the Politico report of the incident, meetings with Reid are rare, so members of the Progressive Caucus were annoyed to have this meeting derailed.  This lack of interaction with Reid and the Progressive Caucus might have caused Grayson’s belated outburst.

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Following these antics, Grayson took to Twitter to defend his behavior.

The Washington Post reports:

Grayson replied to Reid’s slam on Twitter, painting Reid as a member of the “corrupt establishment:”

He then unleashed a tweet storm aiming to explain his confronting Reid:

Grayson’s goal, apparently, during this anti-establishment election cycle is to paint himself as the outsider, as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have so effectively done, and to ride that tide to the Senate.

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Comments

This man (Grayson) appears to be subject to severe emotional storms, in addition to be intellectually incapable of understanding the basics of our notion of conflicts of interest.

Grayson and Sanders are already in the legislature. Claiming outsider status for either of them may put a bit more of a strain on the English language than it can reasonably be expected to withstand.

Trump’s situation is, obviously, different.

Grayson makes Trump look like model of sanity and civility. I hate to side with Reid, but … ugh… siding with Reid. Grayson is an embarrassment.

On the plus side, I agree with both of them, which is a first for me.

Who are the idiots who keep electing this jerk?

Two crooks fighting over the spoils. I’m just shocked.

Spiny Norman | May 12, 2016 at 3:31 am

Congressman Grayson is called “the Caveman” for a reason.

1) The professor didn’t mention that Grayson has finally stopped beating his wife.

2) Reid, a man who wouldn’t know a moral compass if one hit him in the eye, objecting to Grayson? Pity both of them cannot lose.

3) That must have been quite a scene to behold if the Muslim in the room played the part of the peacemaker.

4) Yeah, that’s offensive, but my giveadamn is busted.

holdingmynose | May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

IMHO Grayson is an execrable specimen and would be a disaster for florida as its junior senator.

Where is Preston Brooks when you need him?

Say my name, senator. Say my name.

Heisenberg.

Did “no moral compass” Alan Grayson go to Trump U to learn about the power of positive off-shore hedge funds?

National Enquiring minds don’t want to know.

    Did “no moral compass” Alan Grayson go to President Trump U to learn…

    FIFY

    Why do I get the impression that if the Professor were to post an article about, oh I don’t know, panda bears and peanut butter that she would somehow turn it into a discussion about Trump?

      “panda bears and peanut butter”, that reminds me…

      Panda bears are native to China where Ivanka Trump’s fashion line scarves are made (recalled over ‘burn risk’) and…
      Peanuts and are not nuts, they are legumes, just a Trump is not a Republican but a Democrat.

        “China is killing us!” “And people should be able to wear Ivanka’s scarves even if they do go up in flames near a candle! I tell those people. “Don’t go near a candle.””

        “You little people are killing me here.”

Pot, meet kettle.

Dingy Reid and the ‘Caveman’? Can’t both lose?

I hope Grayson, the devil’s Mean Widdle Kid, bitch-slaps Harry “The Smarmy Ghost” Reid, and then Reid returns the favor.

Two such little bitches cry out to be bitch-slapped.

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