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NY congressman threatens reporter at Capitol

N.Y. Congressman To Reporter: 'I'll Break You In Half'


WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Rep. Michael Grimm is defending his actions after he physically threatened a reporter at the Capitol after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

The confrontation began Tuesday when Michael Scotto, a reporter for New York cable news station NY1, asked Grimm about a Justice Department investigation into his campaign finances.

After cutting the interview short, Grimm told Scotto, "You ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this (expletive) balcony." He also threatened to "break (Scotto) in half."

NY1 posted video of the incident on its website.

Grimm later issued a statement saying he was "extremely annoyed" with Scotto and doubted he was the "first member of Congress to tell off a reporter."

NY1 political director Bob Hardt demanded a "full apology" from Grimm.

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okhomejames January 29 2014 at 11:32 PM

An apology? He should be charged with threatening to do bodily harm.

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ajl3324 January 29 2014 at 10:05 PM

Chris Christie should send him a thank you note.

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semperfi7x January 29 2014 at 9:04 PM

Grimm doesn't deserve the title "Congressman," when his conduct is more akin to a wannabe thug.

Check out this poser's background: at one point, he allegedly wore military ribbons he wasn't entitled to. This type never takes on anyone their size, but love to live out fantasies of being the bully on the block. Look forward to someone knocking him on his butt and sending him home to mommy. What a putz you are, Grimm.

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abcstarfox 2013 January 29 2014 at 8:39 PM

Google...........
Michael Grimm/ Rabbi Pinto investigation.

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mistergg69 January 29 2014 at 7:55 PM

House Republicans are going nuts one after another.. vote Democrat in 2014

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mistergg69 January 29 2014 at 7:53 PM

Congressman Grimm...YOU'RE FIRED

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mistergg69 January 29 2014 at 7:52 PM

Congressman Grimm needs to resign immediately and join Florida Congressman Trey Radal on the Netflix series "house of cards".

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Nattxn January 29 2014 at 6:48 PM

And he is only sorry it was caught on camera showing him to be a bully as well as a first class *******.

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Jim January 30 2014 at 11:53 AM

You are right, only because he got caught

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abcstarfox 2013 January 29 2014 at 6:44 PM

" I will throw you off this !@#$^& balcony. I will break you in half"

So, he publicly threatens to kill this guy and ............oh wait, I forgot.

When a "politician / public figure / the wealthy" threatens someone,
then retracts, and says they are sorry------that's right, THAT is known
as repenting, so now he can go to heaven.

Remember now, if you do this, and are not in one of the 3 clubs....you
can repent all you like. Won't matter. You will not go to heaven. You
will go to jail.

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mistergg69 January 29 2014 at 7:55 PM

Vote Democrat in 2014

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abcstarfox 2013 January 29 2014 at 8:26 PM

You got it. ( * _ * )

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terrymcgrt January 29 2014 at 6:34 PM

The Congressman was WAY out of line. The reporter would have not been doing his job if he failed to ask about his legal problems. He showed why he has legal problems, I guess

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Rich January 29 2014 at 7:33 PM

terrorist threats

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