As you can see in the clip above, that'll apparently be news to Rep. Michael Grimm, a New York Republican facing an investigation into possible campaign finance violations. During a post-SOTU interview Tuesday night, Grimm walked off camera after it became clear that NY1 reporter Michael Scotto planned to ask about the allegations. After Scotto tossed it back to the studio—but with the camera still rolling—Grimm can then be seen walking back into (and through) the s hot to aggressively confront Scotto for daring to ask a follow-up question about something other than President Obama's address.
It's hard to make out exactly what the congressman says to Scotto in the clip, but at one point it sounds as though he warns, "I'll break you in half." According to the write-up on the station's website, that was only part of the threat. Here's the transcript of the off-camera exchange, as transcribed by NY1:
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."
Christ. Have some class. Just have him put in a closet for a time out.
No need to talk about beating people up, like you're still in a schoolyard.