State of the Union

Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off "F***ing Balcony" After Interview

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)


Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., threatened to "break" a local reporter in half and throw him off the balcony in the Capitol rotunda during a post-State of the Union interview turned toxic.

Grimm, who is under federal investigation over his 2010 campaign financing, refused to answer a question from NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation.

But as the cameras continued rolling, Grimm returned to physically confront Scotto, and according to a transcript posted by NY1, threatened him.

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

After several seconds, the confrontation continues slightly off-camera, but Grimm added more as he walked away.