Congressman Grimm: Thug

When Congressman Michael Grimm didn’t like the question a reporter was asking, he didn’t just walk away, he physically threatened the reporter, got in his face, and said he would “break him in half” and throw him over the balcony (scroll down for video)

This behavior is absolutely unacceptable, and a wishy-washy faux apology is not enough. Congressman Grimm must resign now.

The dialogue between Grimm and NY1 reporter Michael Scotto is simply jaw dropping, and seems like it’s straight out of the The Sopranos. Scotto asked Grimm about a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign fundraising, and this was Grimm’s response:

…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.”

There is room for heated debate and even heated rhetoric in Congress. But there is no room for an outright thug who physically threatens a reporter for asking a simple question.

Congressman Grimm needs to go, and if he won’t leave voluntarily, he need to be thrown out.

Tell Michael Grimm to resign now.

(Video below. If you don’t see it, try reloading the page, or clicking here)


About John Hlinko

John Hlinko is a frequent political pundit on TV, and the founder of Left Action, a network of over 1 million activists. He is also the author of, "Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread," ranked by as the # 1 "hot new release" in web marketing in early 2012. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook
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