On Tuesday night after President Obama's State of the Union Address, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatened to throw reporter Michael Scotto off a Balcony in the U.S. Capitol Building after Scotto asked Grimm a question regarding an alleged campaign finance infraction. Grimm believed the camera was off.
Grimm said, "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again, I'll throw you off this fucking balcony."
When Scotto suggested it was a valid question, Grimm answered, "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."
In the video above, Congressman Grimm apologizes. His apology is insincere. Whenever a central forehead contraction occurs along with a mouth smile (full, partial or suppressed) it is a nonverbal incongruity.
When an apology is being spoken this facial expression is archetypal for the psyche's attempt at appearing sincere. This nonverbal cluster (including his prolonged eyelid closure aka extended blink) screams with insincerity.
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