Congressman: Don't let Sochi Olympics become Benghazi, Boston Marathon
December 30th, 2013
02:07 PM ET
6 years ago

Congressman: Don't let Sochi Olympics become Benghazi, Boston Marathon

(CNN) - Rep. Michael Grimm on Monday likened the recent bombings in southern Russia to the security threats leading up to the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, as well as red flags ahead of the Boston Marathon bombings.

As the world prepares for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in less than six weeks, the Republican congressman from New York said "we cannot sweep these threats under the rug, like we did with Benghazi or the warnings from Russia on the Tsarnaev brother behind the Boston Marathon bombing."
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Filed under: Congress • Michael Grimm • Olympics
October 2nd, 2013
08:43 AM ET
6 years ago

GOP congressman: Let's tackle shutdown, debt ceiling at same time

(CNN) – Congress could kill two birds with one stone by ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling all at once, a Republican congressman from New York said Wednesday.

"There is a strong possibility, if [Senate Democrats] were willing to sit down and listen to us, that we would put a package together and solve the problems at once: stop the government shutdown and deal with the debt ceiling," Rep. Michael Grimm said on CNN's "New Day."
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown • Michael Grimm
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