Gov. Cuomo: ‘Shame On Us’ If NYC Elects Weiner

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented on his fellow Democrat Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid in a Thursday morning editorial board meeting  with the Syracuse Media Group and Post-Standard. Cuomo initially used his typical rhetorical strategy of answering a question with a question of his own when the question of Weiner’s campaign was brought up by Syracuse Media Group Chariman Stephen A. Rogers. 

“He runs? He runs,” Cuomo responded. 

“And if we elect him?” Rogers asked.

“Shame on us,” Cuomo said. 

Cuomo isn’t the only high profile Democrat who had harsh words for Weiner on the first day he hit the campaign trail. In an appearance on MSNBC Thursday, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was asked if he supported Weiner’s bid, which had its first public event about a block away from Rangel’s Harlem office a few hours earlier.

“Only to the extent that only in America can we do these types of things,” said Rangel. “Sanford did it in Carolina and Anthony Weiner–I think he would not be able to live with himself.”

“You don’t think he’s going to win?” MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing asked.

“No, I don’t think so,” Rangel said. 

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