Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens NY1 Reporter

NBC News

New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm was not happy when a New York reporter asked him Tuesday night about allegations involving his campaign finances.

While the camera was still rolling, but after the reporter ended the segment, the congressman can be heard telling NY1 reporter Michael Scotto “you’re not a man” and saying the words “break you in half.” Scotto was not facing the camera, and some of the exchange isn’t audible.

Here’s more from NY1

“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.”

Grimm donor Diana Durand has been charged with exceeding the maximum donation to his campaign by reimbursing friends for their contributions to him. Grimm is not charged with any wrongdoing.

4 thoughts on “Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens NY1 Reporter

  1. The mask slips off. The sheer and utter contempt these “representatives” have for us, is plain as the nose on your face. Hang em high!

  2. Any one ever notice that it seems that all of those politicions and even the reporters look like they are drunk, high on pot, or doing coke/crack, or meth. Every single one of them look like they are stoned on something, yea that or else they have a severe mental problem.

  3. …I would take my tape to the Police and press charges for threatening the reporter….see how the great “representative” feels about all that heat at the moment…convict the man of treason…and hang him….convict the entire Congress of treason…convict them all and start hanging them…

    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves – The Life of an Insane Family

  4. Wish I could hear the conversation better on the video. Can’t really make out what he is saying. If you send this in to the police, I’m sure it would be dismissed as evidence because the audio is so bad. Not like they would do anything anyways. Anyone have a clearer copy of it?

    Heard a little of the “You are not a man” thing. But didn’t hear him say anything about throwing him off the balcony. The whole thing is barely audible.

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