The Washington Post reports on an exchange between Anthony Weiner and a woman voter at a shopping center:
“You a registered Democrat?” he asked an elderly woman wheeling a shopping cart by him. “I am,” she said. “And I’m not voting for uh, what’s her name? The dyke.” “Okay. I just need you to sign the petition to get me on the ballot,” said Weiner, who then noticed the incredulous reaction of a reporter and added, “and you really shouldn’t talk that way about people.” “Oh, I’m sorry,” the woman said. “It’s okay,” Weiner responded. “It’s not your fault.”
Victory Fund head Chuck Wolfe is quite unhappy with Weiner’s response.
“No, Anthony, it’s not okay. If he can’t stand up to these repugnant views as a candidate, he certainly won’t do it as mayor. LGBT New Yorkers should demand that Weiner categorically reject these views no matter what audience he’s in front of, especially when people use slurs to refer to the only openly gay candidate in the race.”
RELATED: The Victory Fund notes that both Weiner and former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson failed to call out NOM endorsee Erick Salgado for anti-gay comments he made in their presence at a June 4th forum.
NOTE: The Victory Fund has endorsed Christine Quinn.