Unrestrained by the white straitjacket many of his constituents want imposed on him, the strident motormouth Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) invaded a meeting of local Republicans at a Perkins restaurant in his congressional district.
The freshman congressman, who is one of the most endangered House Democrats, berated the GOPers for daring to send “spies” to observe a meeting of Organizing for America, a controversial pressure group run by the Democratic National Committee.
Grayson can be seen in videos confronting Republicans. In one video he is asked if he feels he owes his constituents “an explanation for [his] recent votes?” He replies, “I don’t owe them anything; they’re trying to defeat me.”
I asked Grayson’s congressional office for a comment. In the official statement I received Friday Grayson attacked his constituents, denying he’d done anything wrong by allegedly storming into the meeting.
“That is completely not true and they are hypocrites for suggesting that,” said Grayson. “These are the same people who did whatever they could to disrupt my health care town hall meetings, and shouted outside the meeting.”
Grayson then hurled accusations at Republicans.
“I think it is very revealing. The Republican Party seems to be returning to its Nixonian roots. Corruption, lying, and spying. I thought they moved beyond that after Watergate, but I was wrong.”
Grayson is so far out there he makes the famously unbalanced serial tax cheat Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) seem like the picture of mental health — and this isn’t Grayson’s first experiment in conducting unbecoming a congressman.
During the debate over health care, the far-left Grayson said Republicans’ plan was for patients to “die quickly.”
Grayson called Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s senior adviser Linda Robertson a “whore.” He said, “I am the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist, and this lobbyist, this K-Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics!”
“Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” asked Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) also chastised Grayson for the comment.