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New York congressman threatens to throw reporter off balcony

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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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The representative should be in jail for assault.




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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Grimm has apologized, which, of course, makes everything just peachy. The reporter has accepted the apology and decided both should 'move on'.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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This is not the type of person to hold a seat in the US Congress. And people wonder why Congress rarely accomplishes anything worth while for the citizens country. High school should have ended years ago for this man.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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NYS is a lost cause. No way anyone is gonna change this state and reverse the damage done. The only way the people of NY might have a chance of getting their state back would be via bloodshed. But really why go that far and stoop to their level when this great United States has dozens of other states that respect the citizen. Nope this is just another example of the thuggery that goes on here. My personal clock is ticking, I cannot wait out the next few months till I am free from this state... It's going by way to slow.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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For all we know there was an agreement that questions about the ALLEGATIONS would not be asked. At any rate it was a set up to discredit any criticism of Obamas speech. Just the press batting for the administration.

When was the last time you saw the press ask about allegations pending during an interview with one of their dem darlings? And a lot worse allegations than this guy is under right now.

Who is really the bully here? The reporter was engaging in passive aggressive type bullying. That type is far more prevalent in the press than hot heads that pop off.
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First of all, there shouldn't have been an agreement. There shouldn't be any behind the scenes agreement when it come to a public official, period. To justify this congressman's actions and threat because of a broken agreement between this reporter and congressman, is showing your contempt for the reporter that this congressman couldn't get his licks against the presidents speech.

There were enough conservatives giving their criticisms of Obama's speech. I don't think missing one, would have made any difference. No public official has the right to lash out at a reporter when they're being question about their misconduct or criminal activity. This is exactly why our founding fathers wanted a free press. The press is what keeps our government in check and our citizens informed. This tough guy was simply caught off guard and didn't have a planned response. Maybe if he had any sense, he would have stayed clear from reporters altogether! To justify this congressman's threat based solely across party lines shows you clearly close one eye when your party is involved. If voters continue to ignore what their representatives do wrong on both sides of the isle, we will continue elect officials who will cause nothing but gridlock, ignore 3rd party candidates and ignore that our current political system is broken.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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Exactly, if these public officials can't take the heat, or be competent enough to answer questions that are not scripted, they shouldn't be in office. To lose your cool, and threaten someone because you're out of your comfort zone, is immature, unprofessional and just plain ignorant.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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Pretty wild! This guy appears to be a bit of a bully, I wonder if he's any kin to Gov. Christie?


I think it was Bill Maher who said, just last Friday, that the GOP has morphed Theodore Roosevelt's quote of "speak softly and carry a big stick" into their modern day translation, which is to "speak loudly and be a big dick."

F&S for the OP!



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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Apparently there are a lot of backroom agreements between reporters and politicians.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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Simply put a national disgrace.This man has acted more like a gang member when he didn't get the chance to plug his boss's performance.Shameful and Sad and just getting worse...



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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Just a few more things about New York Rep. Michael Grimm:

FROM:
New Yorker, May 2, 2011

Michael Grimm found himself on a more auspicious path. He is now featured regularly on cable news, and he was recently chosen to chair the House Republican Policy Committee’s Task Force on Foreign Policy. When I spoke to Grimm’s former F.B.I. colleagues, some applauded his undercover work, which also included public-corruption investigations in New Jersey and Florida. “I wouldn’t question his integrity,” Lawrence Ferazani, an agent who worked closely with him, said. “And he never, ever challenged the rules.” Others were taken aback that he had used his career as an agent to help him gain higher office. “He was not thought of very highly,” one former agent told me. Another agent called Grimm “a very good undercover” with “a big ego.” “He was an F.B.I. agent whom I would classify as a maverick,” he said. “Mavericks bring you big cases, and they can bring you big trouble.”


Same source:

On July 10, 1999, Williams said, he was working off duty at Caribbean Tropics. Shortly after midnight, Michael Grimm walked in with a woman of Caribbean descent. The woman’s estranged husband, who is also of Caribbean descent, was at the club and confronted Grimm. The two men began to argue. Williams escorted Grimm away. Williams recalled, “He said to me, ‘Thanks a lot man, he don’t know who he’s #ing with.’ Then he said something frightening. ‘I’ll #in’ make him disappear where nobody will find him.’ ” (Grimm calls this allegation “insane.”) After that, Williams said, Grimm and the woman left, as did the husband.

Around 2:30 A.M., there was a commotion on the dance floor. According to Williams, somebody was shouting, “He’s got a gun!” Following a crowd into the club’s garage, Williams discovered that Grimm and the husband had returned, and Grimm was holding a weapon. Grimm was “carrying on like a madman,” Williams said. “He’s screaming, ‘I’m gonna #in’ kill him.’ So I said to him, ‘Who are you?’ He put the gun back in his waist and said, ‘I’m a #ing F.B.I. agent, ain’t nobody gonna threaten me.’ ” (Grimm said he only moved his gun from an ankle holster to his waistband.) The bouncer at the front door told Williams that, when he patted Grimm down and found his gun, Grimm had showed his F.B.I. identification. The bouncer then let him pass through the club’s metal detector.


In a little awkwardness I have to put this out there too:
A question about his Combat Record:
FROM:
NY Observer 9/01/10

Yesterday we wrote about how Staten Island Republican Congressional canidate Michael Allegretti accussed his primary opponent Michael Grimm of passing out campaign photos of himself wearing military ribbons that he did not earn, which led Grimm to label Allegretti ” a petulant child.”

Today Allegretti doubled-down, accusing Grimm of further confusing matters by blaming his commanding officer and an army administrative mix-up on the error, instead of answering the fundamental question: why did Grimm pass out campaign photos of himself wearing the wrong ribbons?
Further on in the report;

Reached for comment, Grimm said, “It’s very simple. At the time that picture was taken, I was authorized to wear those ribbons. It wasn’t like I made an error. That is what I was rated…What is his assertion? That I should never use photos of myself in military uniform? That is absurd.”

The letter for the request can be read here:
Scribd :2010-09-02 Allegretti Letter to Michael Grimm

It would appear that this Grimm guy likes to push people around (very bully like), and goes off the deep end when confronted about it.




But what is this all about?

READ ABOUT IT HERE:
NYTimes 27Nov12
NYTimes28Jan12



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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I think that many politicians are starting to feel cornered. And they are reacting as such. Cornered rats.


Yes that, or that they are feeling too overconfident in the levels of power allowed and lent to them by the people, and the extent of how much the people will allow them to get away with.



But of course, if they were doing nothing wrong, then they would probably be able to answer hard questions at the drop of a hat.


Yep, exactly.

If they were being honest and truthful to their oath to the people and not just pandering to their egos so they 'look good on TV'.

I agree with much of what you're saying, and unfortunately this phenomena of 'plastic politics' and prepackaged plastic politicians isn't confined to just one of your main political parties, nor sadly your country.

Voter turnouts are dropping worldwide at an alarming rate because of this sort of thing, especially among the young.

What this Grimm bloke did was just one example of the rot.

This wasn't only dangerous to the reporter or reporting in general, but yet another contributing factor, gnawing away at any semblence of ethical politics soundbite by soundbite.

He needs to go, whatever political flag he claims to support, as should all in politica that act and consider themselves above the law and the people they swore to represent.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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This NY Rep will have a show on FOX'NEWS' within 1 year.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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Thanks for adding to the thread. I can't believe this guy is even a congressman. "He was easily elected to a second term?" This guy has a rap sheet of abusing his position as a former FBI agent and a congressman! What are New Yorker's thinking of when they elected this guy for a second term? Maybe he just received votes based upon his looks? Whether this information wasn't available at the time of his second run, it should be plastered in the media along with this recent incident with the reporter. He really should be kicked out of office hook line and sinker, and brought up on charges of threatening a reporter's life and abusing his government position.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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What a creep...This is the general attitude of most people in Washington...God forbid if someone asks the tough questions in person...what a shame



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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nothing to see here folks
just another republican bully
like romney, palin, cruz, christie



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:27 PM
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look back to other positions in government both state a locally..plenty of people get in even though they have been caught participating in some questionable acts...people seldom vote their conscious..they vote their party...both sides are guilty of this



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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It seems that he ran one his record as a US Marine and a Special Agent for the FBI. My question is what is his Military record?



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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If michael grimm and chris christie held office in the same state, we’d have lots of dead reporters & no way to get to the funeral.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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Sounded like a threat of violence to me this POS should be arrested post haste.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:08 PM
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masqua
Grimm has apologized, which, of course, makes everything just peachy. The reporter has accepted the apology and decided both should 'move on'.




You bet he apologized because this is assault with intent.

And could land his butt in jail, which should have happened right there on the spot.
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