New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm said Wednesday he called a NY1 reporter Michael Scotto to apologize after physically threatening him during a post-State of the Union interview, according to BuzzFeed.com.
Grimm had refused to answer Scotto’s questions regarding an investigation into his 2010 campaign fundraising, and, moments later, threatened to throw Scotto off of a balcony and “break you in half, like a boy.” The entire exchange was caught on tape by the NY1 cameras.
“I’m a human being and sometimes emotions get the better of you and the bottom line is it shouldn’t have happened,” Grimm told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday. “You lose your cool and that’s why I apologized. When you are wrong, you are wrong and you have to admit it and it shouldn’t happen.”
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