Dem Congressman Calls out His Own Party for ‘Money Laundering’
Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat, accused his own party of “money laundering” for corporate and wealthy donors in an interview published Wednesday.
Grayson, known for his controversial remarks criticizing his own party, told “The Young Turks” correspondent Jordan Chariton the Democratic Party “has become a tool” for wielding large swaths of money in favor of corporate interests, adding:
“In essence the Democratic party is laundering money in favor of major donors and making it seem like they’re spending the money just so they would get their hands on the money as it’s passing through.”
Grayson is frustrated that more Democrats are backing Rep. Patrick Murphy, his rival for the party’s Senate nomination.
Murphy was previously a Republican, donating heavily to Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Since switching sides, has garnered support from the party’s establishment and has become the favorite to challenge incumbent Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican.
“I’m running the only Senate campaign in the entire country that’s funded primarily by small donors of less than $200 … just as they did to finance Bernie’s campaign.”