New York Republican U.S. Congressional Representative Michael Grimm
Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens Reporter
Published on Jan 28, 2014
The incident happened after Rep. Grimm was asked to respond to allegations about his campaign corruption case, in a post-presidential state of the union speech, interview.
Here’s what happened. From Real Clear Politics:
After being asked by NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation, Grimm replied, “That’s off-topic. This is only about president’s speech,” and walked off camera.
Scotto briefly concluded his report, and Grimm — assuming the broadcast was over — returned to admonish the reporter. The camera remained on, however. “Let me be clear to you: You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f*ing balcony,” Grimm threatened.
After a brief back-and-forth about the validity of the question, Grimm concluded, “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”
Never forget that these are the people voting on everything from your civil liberties to going to war. Frightening.
*Update: I just realized that Michael Grimm is a former FBI agent. It all makes perfect sense now. This is the personality type that joins the FBI and then runs for Congress. Oh, and it gets even better. Back in 1999 when he was employed by the FBI he was involved in an altercation at a Queens club called Caribbean Tropics (read about it here). He reportedly threatened a guy by saying “he don’t know who he’s fucking with … I’ll fuckin’ make him disappear where nobody will find him.”
He later denied saying that, claiming “I don’t need to speak that way.” Um, clearly you do…
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