Eliot Spitzer doesn’t think Anthony Weiner should be mayor

Credit: Getty Images
Eliot Spitzer, left, doesn’t think his brother-in-scandal Anthony Weiner should be mayor. Credit: Getty Images

When asked who he will vote for in the mayoral election, city comptroller candidate and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer acknowledged he doesn’t think former congressman Anthony Weiner should be mayor of New York.

“You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner?” MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked Spitzer on “Hardball” Monday night.
“Can you just say that? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?”

“Fair point. That is correct,” Spitzer said.

Spitzer made the comment just a week after Weiner admitted to continuing the same sexually explicit conversations online that forced him to resign from Congress in 2011.

Several years earlier, Spitzer left the governor’s office after being linked to a prostitution scandal.

Matthews commended Spitzer for his decision to “split after just 48 hours.”

“You didn’t endure the agony nor waste our time with the fuss,” Matthews added, alluding to many Democratic politicians and pundits’ calls for Weiner to exit the mayoral race.

On the show, Spitzer also discussed how he would carry out the position of comptroller, which is the financial watchdog for the city and responsible for managing thousands of municipal employees’ pension funds.

In response to the segment, a spokeswoman for Spitzer’s main competition in the Democratic primary, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, released a biting statement.

“It’s clear that Eliot Spitzer thinks there are two standards: one for him, and one for everybody else,” Audrey Gelman said. “His comments are the height of hypocrisy.”

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

News

Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.