Dem Rep Uses Flaming Cross, Compares Tea Party to KKK

Yes, Alan Grayson of Florida is at it again
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2013 11:56 AM CDT
Dem Rep Uses Flaming Cross, Compares Tea Party to KKK
A screenshot of the email.   (Dave Levinthal)

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has been relatively uncontroversial for at least five minutes now, so this week became time to discuss his distaste for the Tea Party in an email to supporters: The movement, he says in a transcribed interview with Al Sharpton, "is no more popular than the Klan." The email is illustrated with a burning cross that acts as the "T" in "Tea Party." Clicking on the image brings readers to a Grayson fundraising page, Politico notes. As for the GOP, Grayson calls it "the largest suicide pact in history" that intends to "bring about the End of Days as quickly as possible," the National Review reports.

"Congressman Alan Grayson deserves your support, like no one else,” the email reads. “He, and only he, is saying the things that you are thinking, and so much need to be said." Retorts an NRCC rep: "There’s no excuse for the hateful words and imagery used by Congressman Grayson. House Democrats should swiftly and strongly condemn him and return the money he has raised for them. This hate-filled rhetoric has Americans fed up with Washington." (Read more Tea Party stories.)

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