Rep. Michael Grimm, the congressman who represents New York's 11th District, is having a terrible year, much of which he can blame squarely on Michael Grimm. He kicked 2014 off with a bang, threatening in January to throw NY1 reporter Michael Scotto off a balcony after Scotto had the temerity to ask about those alleged campaign finance violations for which Grimm is under investigation by the FBI.
Screenshot via NY1 Grimm and Scotto share their magic moment.
In case you've forgotten that particular golden moment in Congressional good decision-making, Scotto tried to ask Grimm about the allegations after the State of the Union address. Grimm refused to discuss them. Scotto turned back to the camera and told the NY1 viewing public that Grimm had refused to discuss them. And then, with surprising agility, Grimm bounded back into the frame, put his face and body very close to Scotto, and announced: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this fucking balcony." After a bit of discussion with the clearly shocked reporter, he added, "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."More »