File this one in the bad optics folder.

An email blast that went out to supporters of Rep. Michael Grimm last night sought to raise money off the Congressman’s decision to change his mind and oppose military action in Syria.

But a spokesperson for Grimm says that was never the intention.

In fact, the Grimm camp insists the email was only meant to inform Grimm’s supporters of the Congressman’s change of heart, but that a third party vendor – which also handles fundraising emails – added the fundraising link on its own.

“The email was intended to be a message to supporters informing them of the congressman’s withdrawal of support for a strike on Syria,” said Grimm spokeswoman Carol Danko. ”The dollar ask was included automatically by the vendor, and was never approved by the congressman. He is furious over this inappropriate inclusion and has taken appropriate actions to ensure that this careless error never happens again.”

Here’s the text of the email:

Today, I decided to withdraw my support from President Obama’s proposal for a military strike against Syria. I have heard from many of you in Staten Island and Brooklyn, and it is clear to me that their is strong opposition to the strike. As your voice in Washington, I will continue to listen and take a stand for you.

Will you stand with me in opposing President Obama’s plan with a donation of $25 or more right now?

When President Obama first announced his plan for strikes against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons,  my first reaction as a Marine combat veteran was to support immediate, targeted strikes. I now believe that the opportunity for such action has passed.

President Obama has failed to show strength at this critical moment in time. While the debate in Congress continues, our nation’s credibility grows weaker and weaker. After much deliberation and prayer, I have decided to withdraw my support. I do not feel that our country has enough to gain by moving forward with this attack.

Stand with me today with a donation of $25 or more to strongly oppose military action in Syria. 

Thank you for your support,

Michael Grimm

Grimm’s decision to go from a “yes” vote to a “no” has set off a heated back and forth between the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, as the DCCC tries to turn Grimm’s vote switch into a 2014 campaign issue.