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January 29th, 2014 10:20 am by Associated Press

Off the Wall News: Republican congressman threatens to throw reporter over balcony

Screen shot from video of confrontation between U.S. Michael Grimm (right) and a television reporter.

The Associated Press provided this video of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm threatening to throw a television reporter off a balcony and to break him in half "like a boy" after the reporter asked about an ongoing ethics investigation into campaign finances following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday.

The New York Republican remains under investigation by the Justice Department for potentially violating campaign finance laws by soliciting and accepting prohibited contributions from foreign donors, actions that may have caused false information to be included in campaign finance reports.

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Grimm, whose district covers Brooklyn and Staten Island, won his initial 2010 campaign with 51 percent of the vote. He was re-elected last year with 53 percent.






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