Alan 'Republicans Want You To Die' Grayson Wants Critic Jailed

December 19th, 2009 5:04 PM

The Florida Congressman that in September said "Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick" has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute and convict one of his staunchest critics.

More precisely, he wants her "imprisoned for five years."

The Orlando Sentinel reported Friday (h/t Ed Morrissey):

[Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)] accuses Republican activist Angie Langley of lying to federal elections. His four-page complaint highlights the fact that the Clermont resident lives outside his district, but that Langley still uses the term “my” in “”

Here are some of the hysterical highlights from the letter Grayson sent to Holder Tuesday:

As explained below, Ms. Langley and the Committee falsely represented to the Federal Election Commission that the Committee "supports or opposes more than one candidate," In fact, however, the committee name corresponds to a website that attacks me. and only me, while soliciting contributions to be used against only me. Moreover, Ms. Langley has falsely depicted herself as a constituent, in order to further this scheme. Ms. Langley and the Committee thus have, "in a[] matter within the jurisdiction of the executive ... branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - 

(1) falsifie[d], concealed], or cover[ed] up any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) ma[de] a[] materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; [and]
(3) ma[de] or use[d] a[] false writing or document knowing the same to contain a[] materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent entry." 

Wait. It gets better:

Ms. Langley has chosen a name for her committee that is utterly tasteless and juvenile. Of the thousands of campaign committees reporting to the FEC, I doubt that any other one sinks this low. But that is not the primary purpose of this complaint.

By choosing the name "My Congressman is Nuts'9 for her committee, Ms. Langley is indicating that I am her Congressman. I am not her Congressman, and I have never been her Congressman. Ms. Langley resides at 969 W. Lakeshore Drive, Clermont, FL 34711 (Ex. A-2), This is many miles outside my district Ms. Langley lives within FL-5, not FL-8.

Ms. Langley has deliberately masqueraded as a constituent of mine, in order to try to create the false appearance that she speaks for constituents who don't support me. This is fundamentally deceptive and fraudulent.

Can you believe this nonsense?

These matters were brought to Ms. Langiey's personal attention through complaint to the FEC weeks ago, but she and the Committee continue to solicit contributions fraudulently, and have stubbornly refused to return the contributions that they already have, received. Therefore, Ms. Langley and the Committee should be fined, and Ms. Langley imprisoned for five years.

This letter was sent to Holder on Tuesday. Yet, outside of Florida, the media almost completely ignored it.

According to Google news and LexisNexis searches, only Politico and Fox New's John Stossel have reported Grayson's complaint.

By contrast, when the Florida Congressman took to the floor of the House on September 29 stating, "The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick," the media couldn't get enough of him.

In fact, a Google search of "Alan Grayson Republicans Want You To Die Quickly" produced 1.5 million results.

1.5 million!

This included reports from CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.

Just two weeks ago, when Grayson used a vulgar Internet acronym to tell former Vice President Dick Cheney to shut up during an appearance on MSNBC's "Hardball," America's press fell over themselves again.

A Google search of "Alan Grayson Cheney STFU" produced over 100,000 results.

Given media's fascination with whatever this freshman Congressman says, one has to wonder why this letter to Holder has gone almost completely unnoticed up to this point.