New York congressman threatens to throw reporter off balcony

In the rush for interviews after the State of the Union address, the lawmaker made it abundantly clear to the reporter that he didn’t want to talk about a campaign finance investigation. (Updated)

A lot of members of Congress did a lot of interviews Tuesday night in the hours following President Obama’s State of the Union address, but only one ended with a threat to break a reporter in half.

Cable news station NY1 has the whole thing on video, too. After briefly discussing the speech, reporter Michael Scotto began to ask U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., about a campaign finance investigation that’s been going on since 2010. (Grimm has not been charged in the probe, but a member of his campaign committee has.)

Grimm said he didn’t want to discuss anything other than the president’s speech. When Scotto turned back to the camera and said the congressman didn’t want to discuss campaign finances, Grimm came back.

“Let me be clear to you: You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f—–g balcony,” Grimm said, according to NY1’s transcript. He added: “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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