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Melissa McCarthy is a Much Scarier Congressperson Than Rep. Michael Grimm: VIDEO

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If you thought Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) was menacing this week when he threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto after the State of the Union address, then you haven't met Rep. Sheila Kelly.

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) Apologizes for Threatening Reporter: VIDEO

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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) apologized for threatening a NY1 reporter following last night's State of the Union address. Grimm had threatened to throw reporter Michael Scotto over the balcony or break him in half after Scotto mentioned an ongoing campaign finance investigation into Grimm's 2010 election.

Grimm said he apologized to Scotto and Scotto "was gracious" and accepted it, adding "I’m a human being, and sometimes your emotions get the better of you. The bottom line, though, is it shouldn’t happen, you shouldn’t lose your cool. That’s why I apologized. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and you have to admit it. It shouldn’t happen."

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Reporter Says He Will Not Be Taking Legal Action Against Rep. Michael Grimm Over Threats: VIDEO

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NY1 reporter Michael Scotto appeared on Morning Joe this morning to discuss the incident last night after the State of the Union address in which Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatened to throw him over the balcony and "break you in half - like a boy."

Scotto says the congressman looked "angrier than I have ever seen a politician talk to a reporter about a question he or she didn't like" but said Grimm did not touch him and he will not be pursuing any legal action.

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GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens NY1 Reporter After 'State of the Union': VIDEO

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Following last night's State of the Union, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) (who made our headlines yesterday after he signed on as a co-sponsor of ENDA) physically threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto.

2_grimmGrimm was angered after Scotto mentioned an ongoing campaign finance investigation surrounding his 2010 campaign

NY1 posted a transcript of the exchange, which was partially caught on camera:

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."

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Grimm released a statement following the incident:

“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, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last."

Grimm represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn.

(via jmg)

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