domestic abuse

Pelosi, Deb Haaland Stump for Violence Against Women Act
Albuquerque event showcases Democratic plans for reauthorization

Deb Haaland and Nancy Pelosi touted Democrats' efforts on the Violence Against Women Act in Albuquerque. (D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call).

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined House candidate Deb Haaland in Albuquerque Tuesday to advocate for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, touting the bill’s provisions aimed at protecting Native American communities.

“For indigenous women, change has been slow and we are in the fight for our lives,” said Haaland, who, if elected to the Albuquerque-based 1st District seat, would make history as the first Native American woman elected to the House. She is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna.

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Reid, Schumer Want Alan Grayson to Get Lost
Leading Senate Democrats latch onto latest domestic abuse allegations

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, left, and likely successor Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York want Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the Senate primary in Florida. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid seemed practically elated over reports of alleged domestic abuse by Florida Rep. Alan Grayson.  

“We are feeling really good about what’s going on in Florida with Grayson’s ex-wife telling everybody what a rat he is,” Reid said in a brief interview Thursday after a news conference at the Nevada delegation’s hotel.  

Grayson Goes Off on Reporter
Florida Democrat threatens reporter over questions on wife-beating claims

Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, has tried to overcome a reputation as a hothead in his Senate campaign. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, whose Senate campaign is shuddering under allegations that he beat his ex-wife, on Tuesday threatened a reporter who asked him for his side of the story, according to two videos.  

"I'm hoping somebody comes and arrests you,” Grayson told Politico reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere at an event — hosted by Politico — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.