Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has continued his harsh attacks on Republican challenger Dan Webster with a new TV ad comparing him to the Taliban.
Grayson, drawing on Webster’s almost three-decade career as a state politician, uses the ad to accuse his challenger of opposing women’s right issues and for voting against legislation to aid abused woman.
“Daniel Webster wants to impose his radical fundamentalism on us,” says a voice-over announcer. “Taliban Dan Webster, off our bodies and our laws.”
The ad comes a couple weeks after Grayson portrayed Webster as a Vietnam War draft dodger. Webster denied the accusation, saying that he got an educational deferment from the war and then failed a physical.
Grayson, who was elected to the House in 2008 from the Orlando area, is no stranger to controversy.
When debating a health care bill on the House floor in 2009 Grayson said that “the Republican health care plan is this: ‘Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.”
His remark was strongly rebuked by the GOP. Here’s Grayson’s “Taliban” ad: