Updated 1:28 pm ET
Well, there were some fireworks, but they didn’t come from the podium.
Following the speech, a reporter for NY1 TV asked Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) about his ethics issues. There have been some suspected irregularities with respect to fundraising for his 2010 campaign, and one of his donors was arrested, though he himself has not been accused of wrongdoing in the investigation.
But he wasn’t exactly in the mood to talk about it. After refusing to answer and ending the interview, Grimm nearly attacked the reporter. You can’t make most of it out in the video below, but this reportedly was the exchange:
Grimm: Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f—–g balcony.
Reporter: Why, why, I just wanted to ask you?
Grimm: If you ever do that to me again.
Reporter: why, why it’s a valid question.
Grimm: No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.
Touchy fellow. Entertaining stuff, though.
UPDATE: After first trying to justify his behavior, Grimm has apologized and invited the reporter to lunch. The reporter accepted the apology.