Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) threatened to have a Politico reporter arrested at an event hosted by the publication in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The reporter, Edward-Isaac Dovere, approached the Florida congressman, who is currently running in the Democratic primary for Senate, and asked about accusations of abuse that his ex-wife levied against him. Politico had reported earlier on Tuesday that Lolita Grayson alleged her former husband had abused her over the course of two decades, providing medical documents and police reports to Politico.

Grayson refused to answer any of Dovere’s questions, and called the reporter “a fool.” He accused Dovere of “assaulting a member of Congress,” “hassling” him, and “getting in [his] face.”

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