New York Rep. Michael Grimm gained national attention when he was filmed threatening
to break a reporter in half for asking an "off topic" question about his legal problems.
He recently surrendered
to law enforcement and was charged with fraud for cheating on his restaurants taxes to the tune of about a million dollars. He is also charged with hiring undocumented workers.
His nefarious deeds
did not stop when he was elected to office. He kept an FBI cell phone registered to Michael (Mikey Suits) Garabaldi, a name Grimm used when he was undercover for the FBI. Apparently he used this phone for official business that he did not want tracked. He also received mail addressed to Michael Garabaldi. The FBI has been investigating him for extortion, money laundering and violating federal election law.
But he is still running for office. His campaign manager quit
when donations dried up after the indictments. With no money from the GOP and no PAC money, he is running a one-man show.
Though the GOP has made it pretty clear that they want nothing to do with him, he had the gonads to crash a GOP press conference
and place himself front and center among the GOP big boys.
According to Grimm, who's to blame for his woes? Why the media,
This guy is as difficult to look away from as a train wreck.