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):
@repmichaelgrimm called to apologize. He said he "overreacted." I accepted his apology.— Michael Scotto (@mikescotto) January 29, 2014
For those who missed all the action last night, the full backstory is here, and the video clip is above.