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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Happy Rosh Hashanah.
Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a heated exchange with a Jewish voter during a campaign stop in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Weiner was seen on video walking out of a Borough Park deli when he stopped, turned around and yelled to the man, “Yeah, it takes one to know one, jackass.”
The two got into a two-minute long shouting match after the voter called Weiner “disgusting” and told him to “stay out of the public eye.”
“You don’t get to judge me because you have shown no sign that you are superior to me and you are not my God,” Weiner told the man.
“I am not judging you,” the man said. “I’m telling you what you did is deviant behavior.”
“You’re calling me deviant, that’s not judging me?” Weiner said.
“Stay out of the public, go home and get a job,” the man said.
The confrontation continued as Weiner attacked the man.
“By the way, I fought very hard for this community and delivered more than you will ever in your entire life,” Weiner shouted.
“You never delivered anything,” the man replied calmly.
“You know nothing. You know nothing. Your ignorance is being shown to the entire world,” Weiner snapped back.
After the Weiner camp released the video, Weiner defended himself in a tweet, writing “if by melt down you mean stood up to a heckler. Yep. Did that. That’s what Mayors have to do sometimes.”
A recent poll found 7 percent of likely voters support Weiner, a former congressman who has been embroiled in numerous sexting scandals, in his bid for mayor.
Weiner is up against City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, City Comptroller John Liu and public advocate Bill de Blasio in the Democratic mayoral primary, which is being held Sept. 10.
The general election is Nov. 5.
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