Florida Democratic congressman Alan Grayson went on a profanity-laced tirade in an interview with a reporter who dared to ask him why he kept his cash in offshore tax havens. (RELATED: Alan Grayson’s Wife, Kids Now On Government Assistance)
Grayson was a staunch critic of then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for holding money in off-shore accounts, and once demanded the IRS investigate every single Fortune 500 company to uncover their “offshore tax havens.” But in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith, he was confronted with evidence that his own corporations were incorporated in the Cayman Islands, a notorious tax haven.
Grayson was, needless to say, less than happy to be challenged on the point when contacted by Smith, calling it “some stupid, bullsh*t story… You want to write sh*t about it, and you can’t because not a single dollar of taxes has been avoided.”
“Are you f*cking kidding?” he continued. “I set up a fund that might solicit foreign investors… I have no present intention of soliciting foreign investors. Your perception issue is bullsh*t.” (VIDEO: Martin O’Malley: Marco Rubio’s Economic Claims Are ‘Patently Bulls**t’)
“This is a whole ‘nother level of bullsh*t… Are are you some kind of shitting robot? You go around shitting on people?” he asked.
A Lexis Nexis search confirms that the Honorable Alan Grayson is the first sitting Congressman to demand to know whether or not a reporter at a major newspaper is a “shitting robot.”
[h/t Tampa Bay Times]