Alan Grayson is an awful person. Is it actually possible that he’ll be held to account for it?
An independent ethics watchdog is calling for a formal investigation of Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat running in a contested primary for retiring Sen. Marco Rubio’s seat.
The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) issued a 74-page report, released by the House Ethics Committee on Tuesday, that says there is “substantial reason to believe” that Grayson violated House ethics rules and federal law by managing a hedge fund while serving as a member of Congress.
And it’s a delight, as Chuck Ross reported back in February:
Florida Rep. Alan Grayson operates a hedge fund which he has described in investment materials as seeking to capitalize off of “turmoil due to economic, political, or natural disasters…
In materials sent out in June 2013, the Grayson Fund — which is now called the Sibylline Fund — promised to “capitalize on markets in turmoil due to economic, political or natural disasters.”
Other marketing material sent out by the fund used the famous quote from the Rothschild family: “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.”
Remember, Grayson is the guy who said the following in 2009:
“If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: DIE QUICKLY.” Exploiting people’s pain and suffering for his own gain is nothing new for this guy.
I’m not holding out any hope that Grayson will be held accountable for his actions. After all, he’s a Democrat. But at least it’s a start. I welcome anything that wipes the smirk off that canned ham he calls a face.
P.S. Fair point…
— Christopher Holt (@holtcw) April 6, 2016