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In a hot, cramped basement on Williamsburg’s South 3rd Street, where New York City mayoral candidates courted the endorsement of a local progressive organization, voters grilled Anthony Weiner on the Twitter scandal that ousted him from Congress two years ago. [...]
Weiner spoke to a group of about 40 people, including New Kings members, campaign staffers, and reporters, packed into the Williamsburg basement room. The event was the second endorsement meeting hosted by New Kings, a progressive organization focused on Brooklyn Democratic politics.
Chris Owens, a Brooklyn political activist and former candidate for Congress, also asked Weiner about his illicit tweets – and with rhetoric more unforgiving than Weiner had yet encountered on the campaign trail.
“I have a three-word question: How dare you?” said Owens. “I’m a parent. I’ve got two sons. I represent the Democratic party. I am outraged and disgusted by you.”
“I want to understand how you explain to us how you used a public facility to tweet offensive material to individuals who may have included minors, you did not know,” Owens went on. “You then lied about it, and tried to defend yourself, and then you come back – not even four or eight years later; you come back after two years – and you expect us to embrace you because you have good ideas?”