Talk about awkward moments…
In this video, posted on YouTube by repmichaelgrimm, Representatives Grimm- a Republican and Democrat Nadler debate the current debt ceiling crisis. The Brooklyn Politics pointed out in their own post on this clip the strange fact that, while both Congressmen represent Brooklyn, neither one lives there. During what must have been uncomfortable dueling soundbites, they both assert some very strong opinions about what kind of compromise, if any, can be struck.
Rep. Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island. In Brooklyn, the 13th District includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, the Financial District and Battery Park City. In Brooklyn, the 8th District includes parts of Borough Park, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Seagate.