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Weiner, voter debate morality in heated exchange

Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 - 01:13

Sept. 5 - Weiner campaign releases video of a heated exchange between New York City Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and a voter at a Brooklyn bakery. Nathan Frandino reports.

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SOURCE: ANTHONY WEINER HANDOUT VIDEO STORY: A day after an New York City Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner faced off with a voter at a Brooklyn bakery, the Weiner campaign releases a video revealing the entire confrontation. The video shows Weiner in a heated exchange with the customer - after he told Weiner, quote: "You're married to an Arab." (NATURAL SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTHONY WEINER AND VOTER, SAYING: "That's a charming guy right there." "You're married to an Arab." Weiner, who is Jewish, is married to Huma Abedin, a Muslim of Indian and Pakistani descent. (NATURAL SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTHONY WEINER AND VOTER, SAYING: "That is charming." "Disgusting. You're disgusting." "Charming. Yeah, it takes one to know one, jackass." The man then called Weiner out for his sexting scandals, which prompted the politician's resignation from Congress in 2011. (NATURAL SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTHONY WEINER AND VOTER, SAYING: "Wait until I walk out until you say anything? That's courage." "We'll have a discussion. Come back in here. I'm not afraid of you." This exchange brought Weiner back into the bakery where the two argued about morality. "And you're a perfect person? You're my judge? "I'm not perfect, but I didn't do what you did. I didn't do what you did." "What rabbi taught you that? What rabbi taught you that you're my judge?" "You think you can judge me?" Weiner has defended his response, saying New York needs a mayor who can show emotion. After new sexting pictures emerged this summer, his lead in the polls collapsed. In a new Quinnipiac poll, just 7 percent of likely Democratic primary voters said they would support him.

Weiner, voter debate morality in heated exchange

Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 - 01:13

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