Grayson Wants Critic Jailed 5 Years

He asks Holder to go after creator of parody website

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2009 10:06 AM CST

(Newser) – Firebrand congressman Alan Grayson is so angry about a parody website that he wants the attorney general to prosecute its creator and imprison her for 5 years. Grayson sent a four-page complaint to Eric Holder, accusing the woman behind MyCongressmanIsNuts.com of lying to federal election officials, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Among other things, the title of the site misrepresents her as one of his constituents, he says.

Angie Langley is trying to "create the false appearance that she speaks for constituents who don’t support me,” writes Grayson. “(She) has chosen a name for her committee that is utterly tasteless and juvenile.” The site, whose goal is to raise money to unseat Grayson, is a play on his own site of CongressmanWithGuts.com.

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., speaks at a town hall meeting on health care in Tavares, Fla., Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., speaks at a town hall meeting on health care in Tavares, Fla., Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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