Democratic congressman Alan Grayson reportedly unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against a reporter who questioned his offshore investments during a recent interview, angrily asking the journalist if he's "some kind of s**tting robot" who goes around "s**tting on people."
The fiery moment reportedly came after Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith inquired about some accounts in the Cayman Islands which he said Grayson "incorporated ... so investors could avoid taxes"; the politician railed against this accusation.
Florida Congressman Alan Grayson (AP)
"When I set up my investment funds I set it up like everyone else," Grayson told Smith, accusing the reporter of seeking out "some stupid, bulls**t story. "You want to write s**t about it, and you can't because not a single dollar of taxes has been avoided."
But it didn't end there. Smith apparently further riled Grayson when he asked about the appropriateness of a congressman setting up a fund that could possibly take in foreign monies in the future.
Grayson again hurled expletives and denied that he has any plans to take in foreign donations — and then he proceeded to ask Smith two questions that are capturing a fair bit of attention.
"This is a whole nother level of bulls**t," Grayson shot back. "Are are you some kind of s**tting robot? You go around s**tting on on people?"
Good talk w @AlanGrayson: "R u some kind of sh*ttng robot?! U go around sh*tting on people?!" he inquired, loudly— Adam Smith (@adamsmithtimes) May 13, 2015
Read the entire report here.
According to Politico, this may not be the first time in recent weeks that Grayson has hurled expletives at his perceived opponents. He reportedly swore at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Jon Tester during recent conversations about Grayson's likely run for the U.S. Senate.