A contentious interaction between a reporter and U.S. Rep. Mike Grimm, R-N.Y., occurred last night after President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
The reporter’s transcript spelled out the alleged threat:
Rep. Grimm didn’t deny the threat, but didn’t apologize either:
The reporter was asking Grimm about alleged campaign finance improprieties that surfaced two weeks ago:
From the linked article:
A fundraiser for Staten Island congressman Michael Grimm has been arrested in connection with an alleged campaign finance scheme, authorities say.
Diana Durand was arrested by the FBI Friday, accused of using straw donors to allegedly funnel more than $10,000 into the Grimm campaign. She also allegedly lied to federal agents when questioned about the scheme and her alleged violations of the $4,800 campaign limits, officials said.
The fake donor, described as a personal friend of Durand, told authorities that Durand suggested she donate to Grimm’s campaign and that she promised to reimburse her, according to the FBI.
From NY1’s political director:
Last night’s altercation trended on Twitter:
And then there’s this gem:
NY1 has provided a slightly clearer recording of the exchange that appears to back up the reporter’s transcript.