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NY congressman to reporter: 'I'll break you in half'

New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm was not happy when a New York reporter asked him Tuesday night about allegations involving his campaign finances.

The incident happened after Rep. Grimm was asked to respond to allegations about his campaign corruption case in a post-sotu interview


While the camera was still rolling, but after the reporter ended the segment, the congressman can be heard telling NY1 reporter Michael Scotto “you’re not a man” and saying the words “break you in half.” Scotto was not facing the camera, and some of the exchange isn't audible.

Here's more from NY1

"So Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances," Scotto said before tossing back to the station. But as the camera continued to roll, Grimm walked back up to Scotto and began speaking to him in a low voice.

"What?" Scotto responded. "I just wanted to ask you..."

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..."

[[cross talk]]

Grimm: "If you ever do that to me again..."

Scotto: "Why? Why? It’s a valid question."

[[cross talk]]

Grimm: "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."

Grimm donor Diana Durand has been charged with exceeding the maximum donation to his campaign by reimbursing friends for their contributions to him. Grimm is not charged with any wrongdoing.