According to NY1, congressman Grimm’s bizarre threat against a reporter recently is not an isolated incident; the congressman has become enraged when asked similar questions in the past.
Following an interview by Errol Louis in 2012, Grimm made similar threats off-camera.
At issue was the fact that Louis had asked Grimm about an investigation that led to an associate of the congressman being arrested and charged with illegally donating $10,000 to his campaign.
After the interview, Grimm became reportedly became red-faced and started yelling at Louis and Bob Hardt, alluding to settling the issue by “taking it outside.” According to NY1, he was “acting as if he were in a bar instead of a TV studio.”
I particularly remember this guy’s appearance on Chris Matthew’s Hardball last week to talk about the Christie scandal. He was quite adamant that Governor Christie was innocent of any wrong doing. I don’t see that self assured cockiness on Rep. Grimm’s face in the above picture. He looks more like a deer caught in blinding headlights.
As Rachel would say: Watch this space for more on “Mikey Suits”…
The Republican congressman from Staten Island is often referred to in the blogosphere by the pseudo-gangland moniker “Mikey Suits.” This latest news should surprise nobody familiar with his history of ethically questionable behavior:
FBI agents arrested the reported ex-girlfriend of New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm on Friday in Texas, charging her with making illegal campaign contributions through straw donors.
The FBI says that Diana Durand, described in an agent’s deposition as a “personal friend” of…
According to sources, the censure has no practical effect, but serves as an attempt to embarrass the senator.
It was formally done on Saturday, 1/25/2014. They stated that McCain is insufficiently conservative. The resolution cites his support to issues such as immigration reform (aka “amnesty”) and not going along with last year’s strategy to de-fund the Affordable Care Act.
Timothy Schwartz, who authored the censure, said McCain “has abandoned us” and called on party leaders to hold him accountable. They claim he has a liberal record that has been “disastrous and harmful” to the state and nation.
“Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders,” stated the resolution. “Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.”
The resolution condemns McCain “for his continued disservice to our state and nation,” and said state Republican leaders “will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.”
Chris Christie is just the gift that keeps on giving.
Thereis no shortage of other Christie retribution stories out there, including (but not limited to):
retribution against Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, the mayor of Jersey City Steven Fulop, the Dan Aubrey/Petty’s Run archeological dig, former governor Codey, state senator Kean, and Christopher “Kip” Bateman.
Update 1: There was also the case of slander against Cecilia Laureys.
Update 2: There was also the case of Ben Barlyn, former Hunterdon County prosecutor.