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Alan Grayson Blows Up at Harry Reid in Meeting

"Say my name," Grayson insisted to Reid more than once during the meeting

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    Alan Grayson Blows Up at Harry Reid in Meeting
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    In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla., arrives to join lawmakers and national security officials at the Capitol for a closed-door briefing on the situation in Syria, in Washington.

    Liberal Rep. Alan Grayson angrily confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday, NBC News reported. 

    Grayson was angry that Reid decided to back a different candidate in Florida’s Senate race, according to three sources inside the room. 

    Reid met with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but when Grayson was called on to speak, he repeatedly asked Reid if the senator knew his name. Reid said he did and expressed his “low opinion” of Grayson. 

    Grayson, who has been willing to break with Democratic leadership, and is running to fill the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio. But Democratic leaders have lined up behind Rep. Patrick Murphy instead.