As if members of Congress need to do anymore to be disliked, Congressman Michael Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island, was caught on camera threatening a NY1 reporter with physical violence following Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
The verbal confrontation between Grimm and NY1 political correspondent Michael Scotto came during a brief interview discussing President Barack Obama's annual speech, which the GOP congressman labeled 'divisive.'
Scotto then attempted to question Grimm about the federal investigation into his 2010 campaign fundraising, but the politician immediately cut the reporter off, refusing to answer any further questions.
After the interview, Grimm confronted a startled-looking Scotto.
Although the audio in the clip that captured the exchange is very low, a transcript provided by NY1 shows that at one point Grimm said to Scott: 'Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this fucking balcony.’
Here's the video: