This morning, Congressman Michael Grimm called up the NY1 reporter he threatened with physical violence after the State of the Union and apologized, according to a Tweet by that reporter.
@repmichaelgrimm called to apologize. He said he "overreacted." I accepted his apology.
— Michael Scotto (@mikescotto) January 29, 2014
Politico, meanwhile, tracked down the congressman for further explanation:
“I’m a human being, and sometimes your emotions get the better of you,” Grimm said. “The bottom line, though, is it shouldn’t happen, you shouldn’t lose your cool. That’s why I apologized. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, and you have to admit it. It shouldn’t happen.”
The Politico reporter also asked if Grimm had been drinking. The congressman laughed and said, “No. That’s silly.”
He declined to respond to Politico’s follow up questions about the FBI investigation into his campaign’s fundraising – the topic which caused him to threaten the NY1 reporter with physical violence last night. However, when asked if he had talked to the FBI or Justice Department, he said, “No, not at all.”