The main story in Orlando area politics over the last 48 hours has been the protective injunction granted against Congressman Alan Grayson by his Wife Lolita and the recently released cellphone video footage of the actual altercation that took place (you can watch that video HERE).
This unfortunate family situation will attract media coverage over the next few weeks while the facts are sorted out and becomes a back story in the reelection campaign of the controversial Democratic incumbent this November.
Possible opponents of Grayson currently involved in a 3 way primary have been commenting on the situation with prayers sent to the family. The latest remarks come from Businessman Peter Vivaldi who had this to say.
“Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. Unfortunately, it is a problem that is often overlooked, excused, or denied, yet it can affect anybody, at any age, of any ethnicity, and a member of any political party.
Abusive behavior, whether it is physical, emotional, or verbal, needs to stop. Everyone deserves to be respected, valued and safe.
That is why I support local organizations, such as Harbor House, whose staff and volunteers work vigorously, to not only provide a safe haven for victims, but to shine light on this horrendous issue.
In the case of Congressman Alan Grayson, we must allow the justice system to run its course, but I will be praying for his children who ultimately will be affected by the entire situation, including the impending divorce.”
Yesterday, another possible opponent of Grayson’s this November, Marine Vet Jorge Bonilla released a statement, (you can read that HERE). Other opponents involved are Grayson’s primary challenger Dr. Nicholas Ruiz, and the third Republican in the primary, Osceola Realtor Executive Carol Platt.