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U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's controversial comments


U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is trying again to convince a judge that his 24-year marriage to his wife should be voided because she was married to another man when they wed.

Grayson has made national headlines several times in the past for his comments, including the remark that "Republicans want Americans to 'die quickly' if they get sick.

In addition, Grayson lobbed rhetorical grenades in 2013 at Tea Party supporters in an attempt to raise cash for his reelection campaign.

He trumpeted a statement he made on MSNBC, claiming "the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan."

In case those getting his fundraising email failed to notice the statement, he illustrated it with a photo of a burning cross, using the T-shape to begin spelling out "Tea Party" above two hooded Klansmen.

In a statement to Local 6, Grayson did not express any regret for conflating right-wing Republicans with domestic terrorist who shot, lynched and exploded bombs killing thousands of African Americans and others.

"Members of the Tea Party have engaged in relentless racist attacks against our African-American President,' Grayson wrote. "There is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation.  If the hood fits, wear it."

And in 2009, Grayson told former Vice President to "STFU."

Grayson made the comments in reference to Cheney's contention that the Obama administration is giving aid and comfort to terrorists.