Stories have been swirling about Rep. Alan Grayson’s alleged past domestic abuse stemming from his ex-wife’s claims. Rep. Patrick Murphy has used the allegations as an opportunity to get out of debating Grayson before the primaries.
Have we lost our minds? Grayson was never charged with anything. His daughter backs up his claims that his ex-wife attacked him, not the other way around. No one wants to defend spousal abuse, but our judicial system and law enforcement agencies do not believe it occurred.
Who are we to sit back and judge someone who was never formally charged? The person who arguably has the most details about Grayon’s marriage besides Grayson himself or his ex-wife is his own daughter. She is defending him. It seems like the media are hyping an unproven story, and Murphy and his political supporters are using it to drag Grayson’s name through the mud and to not have a debate. The only real victims here are Florida’s voters.