Congressman Grimm Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican from New York City’s Staten Island, was asked for his thoughts by reporter Michael Scotto.

After Grimm finished answering, Scotto added, “And just finally before we let you go, since we have you here: We haven’t had a chance to kind of talk about some of the…”

“I’m not speaking about anything that’s off-topic,” Grimm interrupted. “This is only about the president’s speech tonight. Thank you.”

Grimm then walked away, and Scotto said, “So Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances. We wanted to get him on camera on that but he, as you saw, refused to talk about that. Back to you.”

With the camera still rolling, Scotto suddenly looks up, clearly startled.

“What?” Scotto asks.

And Grimm, again on-camera, though off-mike, can be heard speaking to Scotto in a low voice.

Grimm says, “Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f&^%%ing balcony.”

“Why?” Scotto says. “I just wanted to ask you…”

In muffled cross-talk, Grimm is heard again saying, “If you ever do that to me again…”

“Why? Why?” Scotto asks. “It’s a valid question.”

After more cross-talk, Grimm says, “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”

Grimm then walks away.

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