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Rep. Grayson Compares Sign Grabbing Scuffle to Assassinations of RFK & MLK

November 1, 2010

(via WeaselZippers)

From WFTV-TV:

While talking to media, Congressman Grayson compared the attack on one of his supporters to the same kind of violence that killed President Kennedy and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King.
“This is the same impulse to violence that killed Robert Kennedy, it’s the same impulse to violence that killed Martin Luther King,” said Grayson.
The attack started when one of Grayson’s supporters, Lance Parker, went to a Daniel Webster rally in Orlando and held a Grayson campaign sign up behind the stage where Webster was speaking.
While Parker was holding the sign, Bruce O’Donoghue, a former candidate and Webster supporter, snatched the sign out of Parkers hand and tried crumple it up. In the video, O’Donoghue can be heard cursing at Parker who repeatedly asked for his sign back.
Someone with the Webster campaign eventually stepped in and gave Parker his sign back. We’re told that person also had to step in when two other people tried to confront Parker.

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