New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says “shame on us” if the voters of New York City elect disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner as their next mayor.
In an interview on Wednesday, the governor ripped his fellow Democrat, saying that he has a right to run but voters shouldn’t give him another chance at public office.
The conversation took place between Cuomo and Stephen A. Rogers, chairman of Syracuse Media Group:
Cuomo: “It’s basically democracy. Those are grownups (in the Assembly) who are picking, who pick their leader.”
Rogers: “So if Anthony Weiner wants to run for mayor, he can run for mayor.”
Cuomo: “He runs? He runs.”
Rogers: “And if we elect him?”
Cuomo: “Shame on us.”
Wiener resigned his position in 2011 after it was revealed that he was sending lewd pictures of himself by text to women.
Other politicians are down on Weiner’s chances. Congressman Charlie Rangel said he doesn’t see much of a chance for the disgraced former representative.
“Only in America can we do these type of things,” Rangel (D-N.Y.) told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, when asked whether he supported the disgraced congressman, “Sanford did it in [South] Carolina, and then, there goes Anthony Weiner.”
But when asked if Weiner could win, Rangel responded “No, I don’t think so.”
Cuomo has been sounding off on other issues lately. He recently gave some fashion advice to Khloe Kardashian, telling her to stop selling her “Rich Soil New York” t-shirts because the logo she used is a little too similar to the one used by the state’s farm program.
According to the Washington Post, the New York farm program has a logo showing the Statue of Liberty above a row of crops, similar to t-shirt designed used by Kardashian.
The primary election for the New York City mayor race is being held September 10. If Weiner gets the Democratic nomination, he will go on to the general election on November 5. That is when Cuomo and other New Yorkers may find out if it’s “shame on us.”