Weiner berates New York voter in bakery blowup after being called 'deviant'

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) berated a Jewish constituent on Wednesday after the man accused him of being a "deviant" and said he should not be running in New York's mayoral race. 


The tense shouting match occurred as polls show Weiner's campaign floundering less than a week before the Sept. 10 Democratic primary election.

Weiner appears in a video, yelling at a man wearing a yarmulke. “You’re a perfect person? You’re my judge?” Weiner asks. “What rabbi told you that you’re my judge?”

According to polls, Weiner has fallen to fourth place in the New York mayor's race following revelations he continued exchanging sexually explicit photos and messages long after his resignation from Congress in 2011 over similar behavior. 

“You’re a bad example for the people,” the Jewish voter told Weiner. “You’re behavior is deviant. It’s not normal behavior.”

A correspondent for Yeshiva World News posted the video on YouTube, and indicated the exchange happened at a bakery in Brooklyn.

“How could you do this to your wife?” the voter continued.

He and Weiner are seen yelling over each other for much of the video.

“By the way, I have fought very hard for this community and have delivered more than you will in your entire life,” Weiner pushed back.

The New York Observer reported the argument began when “an Orthodox Jewish man called Mr. Weiner 'scumbag.'” The Observer identified the voter as Saul Kessler.

Someone asked Weiner as he left the bakery if he’ll forgive the man since tonight marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

“Of course, of course. I don’t hold it against him.”