Life continues to imitate the Sopranos with this week’s “honoree.” Congressman Michael (Mikey Suits) Grimm (R-Roid Rage/Staten Island) may be be low hanging fruit but I am not one to look a gift horse in the proverbial mouth. Jeez, two cliches in the same sentence, I must be slipping. No make that slipped.
You’ve all heard about the Christopher Moltisanti of Congress threatening a slight reporter from NY1 but let’s relive the glorious highlights as reported by the Noo Yawk Daily Nooze:
The confrontation occurred on Capitol Hill when reporter Michael Scotto followed up questions about the President’s speech by pressing the congressman on a federal investigation into his fund-raising.
“Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances … but as you saw he refused to talk about that,” Scotto said as Grimm began to walk away.
Hearing Scotto’s comment, Grimm turned and walked toward the NY1 reporter. “Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this fucking balcony,” Grimm said, according to the cable news channel.
Why, why, I just wanted to ask you?” Scotto responded.
“If you ever do that to me again,” the Staten Island congressman shot back.
When Scotto replied, “why, why it’s a valid question,” Grimm said: “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy,” according to the NY1 transcript.