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Imagine America's shock when one of the nation's fine Republican congressmen turned out to be a gigantic asshole.
Grimm: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony ... No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."
You know what's coming next, right? The part where we find out that Grimm has been a raging asshole for years on end.
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 fuckin’ kill him.’ So I said to him, ‘Who are you?’ He put the gun back in his waist and said, ‘I’m a fucking F.B.I. agent, ain’t nobody gonna threaten me.’ ” [...]

Grimm left the club, but at 4 A.M., just before the club closed, he returned again, according to Williams, this time with another F.B.I. agent and a group of N.Y.P.D. officers. Grimm had told the police that he had been assaulted by the estranged husband and his friends. Williams said that Grimm took command of the scene, and refused to let the remaining patrons and employees leave. “Everybody get up against the fucking wall,” Williams recalled him saying. “The F.B.I. is in control.” Then Grimm, who apparently wanted to find the man with whom he’d had the original altercation, said something that Williams said he’ll never forget: “All the white people get out of here.”

Also in that story; allegations that Grimm threatened to make an off-duty NYPD officer he was having the barroom altercation with "disappear."

As for the campaign finance scandal that the insolent reporter had questioned Grimm about, the reporter probably should have narrowed it down a bit:

More serious charges followed in 2012, when Grimm became the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign finances. [...] An investigation by The New York Times found that Grimm and Biton told the rabbi's followers that the campaign "would find a way to accept donations that were over the legal limit." [...]

One month later, The New York Times reported that in 2006 Grimm had invested in a luxury development with a former FBI agent, Carlos Luquis, who at the time was under indictment on state racketeering and fraud charges. [...]

Grimm's troubles continue to this day: Earlier this month, the New York Daily News reported evidence of Grimm supporters engaging in “donor swapping." Two weeks ago, Grimm’s reported ex-girlfriend was arrested by the FBI, who charged her with making illegal campaign contributions to Grimm through straw donors. [...]

Grimm failed to report a stop-off to Cyprus as part of the trip for nearly a year. The organizer of that trip was later arrested for bribery.

The man seems to have quite the penchant for hanging out with people who will soon be indicted for something; it seems our balcony bully is not the best judge of character.

Honestly, where do they find these people.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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