It’s been a rough week at the Democratic National Convention for Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) who is running for Senate in Florida.
On Tuesday, Politico reported that his ex-wife had gone to police multiple times over several years to allege that Grayson had abused her over their two-decade marriage. Hours later, Grayson showed up at a Politico event and told a Politico reporter asking him questions about the incidents that he wanted to have him “arrested.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Thursday morning he’d had enough and it was time for Grayson to drop out of the Senate race in Florida.
“I would hope he would drop out of the race because he can’t win,” Reid said, echoing similar calls from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Reid was asked at the presser if he would support Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if Grayson happened to beat Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) for the Democratic nomination in the state.
“If Alan Grayson won Florida, I would be willing to buy you quite a bit because he’s not gonna win. He’s an absolute fraud,” Reid said.
It’s no secret that Reid’s relationship with Grayson has been strained to say the least.
In a meeting with progressive congressmen back in May, it was reported that Grayson confronted Reid for not backing him in the Florida Senate race. NBC News reported that Grayson pointed to a quote Reid had said criticizing Grayson.
Grayson asked why Reid had made the comment. “Because it’s true and I want you to lose,” Reid reportedly told him.