After last night’s State of the Union address reporter Michael Scotto was asking New York Rep. Michael Grimm questions.
After talking about the speech Scotto changed directions and asked about alleged campaign finance issues with Grimm’s campaign.
NY1 reports Grimm walked away and Scotto continued with "so Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances … he, as you saw, refused to talk about that."
Grimm quickly came back and told Scotto “let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony.”
Caught off guard Scotto replied "why, why, I just wanted to ask you, it's a valid question."
Grimm continued “you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."
After the incident Grimm released a statement saying;
- "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."
The Daily News says Grimm's former girlfriend was recently for possibly illegal campaign donations.