Reid Urges Immoral Grayson to Drop From Fla. Senate Race

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Friday issued a rare rebuke of a fellow Democrat, calling on Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) to drop out of the Florida Senate race due to his "disgraceful" behavior, according to a statement.

Reid accused Grayson, who is running against Rep. Patrick Murphy (D., Fla.) in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), of lacking a "moral compass" and using his political status to promote a crooked business.

"These deeply troubling allegations should disqualify anyone from a seat in the U.S. Senate," Reid was quoted as saying in a statement, referring to reports that Grayson had used to his office to promote his own business interests.

"Alan Grayson used his status as a congressman to unethically promote his Cayman Islands hedge funds, and he should drop out of the Senate race immediately. His actions aren't just disgraceful to the Democratic Party, they disgrace the halls of Congress," Reid said.