Image source: Grimm campaign via Politicker.
After the Associated Press broke the news yesterday that a teen had confessed to smashing the windows at U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm’s Staten Island campaign office with a classmate, after it had already been revealed that the crime was being treated as an act of criminal mischief and not a burglary, the Congressman responded by releasing a statement saying he was “very relieved” that the attack wasn’t politically motivated, as reported by Politicker’s Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell.
“It is unfortunate that these young kids would commit such an act of vandalism, yet we are very relieved to know this is not politically motivated. At the time, when we saw three large window panes broken, following a consistent pattern of lawn sign thefts and after several locations with Grimm signs and posters were barraged with eggs, it was not hard to come to any other conclusion,” Mr. Grimm said. “In addition to that, the gentleman in charge of operating the main computer system, found the computer not functioning and a new operating system installed. Again, under the circumstances, it could very easily lead one to believe that this was all connected, which is why we contacted the NYPD.”
However, it didn’t take long for Grimm to lash out at the press for having the gall to report on things that actually happened, calling it “shameless spin.” Unfortunately for him, the media was more than happy to respond by going to the Michael Grimm blooper reel. Continue reading »