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Rep. Engel is criticized for hot-microphone comment at news conference on protests

Rep. Engel is criticized for hot-microphone comment at news conference on protests
Wednesday 3
6:53 2020

!!! @RepEliotEngel heard on hot mic asking @rubendiazjr for a turn to speak, says twice, "If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care." Diaz responds, "Don't do that to me." (h/t @News12BX livestream) pic.twitter.com/eQnkzLiEId — Emily Ngo (@emilyngo) June 2, 2020 “This is so incredibly painful to watch from @RepEliotEngel,” Bowman tweeted. “It hurts. We need to be taking care of our communities right now — whether it’s election season or not. It’s clear that we need new leadership in #NY16.” AD Engel clarified his remarks Tuesday afternoon, saying in a statement that he had wanted to convey that ...

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Washington Post : Rep. Engel is criticized for hot-microphone comment at news conference on protests

Summary: The New York Democrat repeatedly asked to speak at a Bronx event on protests over the killing of George Floyd, then said near a live microphone, “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.”

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