New York GOP Congressman Caught On Tape Threatening Reporter
Update: Rep. Michael Grimm apologized Wednesday morning after he physically intimidated a reporter after the reporter tried to ask Grimm questions he didn't want to answer. Grimm is currently under federal investigation for alleged campaign finance violations.
According to a NY1 transcript, Grimm and Scotto said the following during the confrontation:
"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. Then as the shot ended, Grimm reapproached Scotto and began speaking to him directly.
"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."