Congressman, at First Defiant, Now Sorry for Threatening to Break Reporter "Like a Boy"

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Jan. 29 2014 12:18 PM

On Second Thought, Congressman Sorry for Threatening to Toss Reporter Off "F*cking Balcony"

Rep. Michael Grimm was defiant last night to the backlash he faced after being caught on camera threatening to throw a TV reporter off a balcony following the president's State of the Union address. "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 said in a prepared statement to media outlets.

This morning, however, the Staten Island Republican, apparently see things differently, via Michael Scotto (the NY1 reporter who was the subject of Grimm's post-SOTU rage):

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For those who missed all the action last night, the full backstory is here, and the video clip is above.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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