After serving 8 months in prison for tax fraud in 2016.>> Made in America, baby!>> Former New York City congressman, Michael Grimm, says he's ready for redemption. That road began Sunday with Grimm announcing his bid to recapture his old seat in the House of Representatives.>> I have a lot to offer and I know that my leadership is still sorely needed.
Right here in Staten Island, in Brooklyn, and in Washington where the swamp still needs to be drained.>>
>> For the New York 11th congressional district.
>> Let me be clear to you. If you ever do that to me again I'll thrown you off this fucking balcony.>> Grimm was asked about a federal probe into his campaign finances. He later apologized.>> Later that year, Grimm was indicted for tax fraud. He won reelection that fall but would later plead guilty to one count of felony tax evasion.
He resigned under pressure from Republican leadership and served his time, but says he's ready to pick things up where he left off.>> So today, I ask you once again to give me your confidence, to give me your support as I announce my candidacy to be your representative.