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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), the Staten Island congressman who infamously threatened to throw a journalist over a balcony and break him in half “like a boy,” is earning headlines again. But this time, rather than making colorful threats, Grimm is accused of defrauding the government, evading taxes, and a whole slew of other charges.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, for one, seems thrilled with Grimm’s antics, saying “No one, no one does corruption better than the Northeast, baby.” And Grimm’s corruption charges just add “another gold star on the rap sheet” already populated by everyone from Chris Christie to former Connecticut governor John Rowland.

Dubbing the congressman “Grimm Shady,” Stewart draws attention to just how ridiculous the representative’s claims that he will run for re-election are. If Stewart can’t dissuade him from running again, nobody can.

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