GRIMM APOLOGIZES


CNN

After first defending his actions, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-New York, apologized today for physically threatening a NY1 News reporter at the U.S. Capitol.

“@repmichaelgrimm called to apologize. He said he ‘overreacted.’ I accepted his apology,” the reporter, Michael Scotto, tweeted.

Grimm stormed off Tuesday night when Scotto tried to ask him questions about campaign finance allegations against the lawmaker. After Scotto said on camera Grimm had refused to talk to him, Grimm surged toward the reporter and said: “Let me be clear to you: If you ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f***ing balcony.”

Get complete coverage of breaking news on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.