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GOP Rep. Physically Threatens Reporter After Being Asked About Campaign Corruption

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he is asked about campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview.

"Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm said, according to NY1.

"It's a valid question," Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm.

"No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy," Grimm responded.

Here is the transcript released by NY1:

"And just finally before we let you go, we haven't had a chance to talk about some of the..." Scotto began before Grimm cut him off.

"I'm not speaking to you off-topic, this is only about the president," said Grimm, before walking off camera.

"So Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances," Scotto said before tossing back to the station. But as the camera continued to roll, Grimm walked back up to Scotto and began speaking to him in a low voice.

"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..."

[[cross talk]]

Grimm: "If you ever do that to me again..."

Scotto: "Why? Why? It’s a valid question."

[[cross talk]]

Grimm: "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."


MORE: NY1 Reporter on Rep. Grimm Interview: "Angrier Than I've Ever Seen A Politician"

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