The Republican Party of Florida is describing a fundraising email sent out by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson as ``unacceptable and deplorable.''

The email has a photo depicting a burning cross with Klansmen in white robes in the background. The words ``Tea Party'' are transposed on the image with the burning cross serving as the letter ``T.''

The email was sent out earlier this week.

In a statement, Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry demanded that state Democrats condemn Grayson for making the comparison between the Klu Klux Klan and the Tea Party.

Grayson said in a statement released Wednesday that Tea Party members have a record of making racist remarks.

Grayson says ``if the hood fits, wear it.''

Click Here to see the email.

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