Anthony Weiner says he is sticking by his communications director Barbara Morgan even though Morgan trash-talked former intern Oliva Nuzzi.
As we reported previously, Nuzzi wrote an article for the New York Daily News about the inner workings of the Weiner mayoral campaign, which prompted Morgan to call Nuzzi a “slutbag” and other vulgar, misogynistic names. She also bad-mouthed Nuzzi’s work ethic.
Among other things, the article also suggested that interns only joined up with Weiner campaign to network with Weiner’s wife and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin (who turned out to be almost never there) with an eye toward the 2016 election.
Morgan later apologized for her profanity-laced rant. “In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation. It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize,” Morgan said.
Nuzzi accepted the apology on Twitter.
When asked if Morgan still had a job, Weiner, a.k.a. Carlos Danger, today said “you bet!,” according to the New York Post. The Post added that “Morgan is unraveling under the pressure of Weiner’s campaign circus, several sources said.”
A sexting scandal forced Weiner to resign from Congress in June 2011. Support for Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign is melting away following the revelations of his sexting scandal 2.0.
Weiner, who went by the colorful screen name Carlos Danger for his online trysts, has vowed so far not to pull out of the Democrat primary for New York City mayor which was meant to be his political comeback after leaving the House in disgrace. Many officials in his own political party are, however, calling upon the former lawmaker to drop his campaign for mayor. Weiner also lost his campaign manager who resigned last weekend.
Not my best day yesterday. Should've known better, been better. Gotta pay up. pic.twitter.com/aUaoE9JFo0
— BarbaraKMorgan (@BarbaraKMorgan) July 31, 2013
The sexting scandal shows little sign of going away; the Morgan-Nuzzi dust up is just another embarrassment for the Weiner campaign on the campaign trail in the runup to the September Democrat primary.