Threatening To Throw A Reporter From A Balcony Can’t Be A Good Look For This Congressman

News — January 29, 2014 at 2:08 am by

Further proof that politics are chock-full of shady characters. After the State of the Union, reporter Mike Scotto decided he would taunt Congressman Michael Grimm with allegations of foul play in his campaign. Quick on his feet, Grimm immediately deflected the situation with, “I’m not talking about anything that’s off-topic, this is only about the President.”  This was a textbook deflection, but no, Grimm lost control. Without your head on a swivel, the media can make or break a man…

What?” Scotto responded. “I just wanted to ask you…”

Grimm: “Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f—–g balcony.”

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

Grimm: “If you ever do that to me again…”

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

Grimm: “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”



Grimm’s PR department clearly got a hold of him, so he released a statement.

“I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic. I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.”

via NBC


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