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Anthony Weiner has shouting match with New York voter on campaign trail

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife Huma Abedin at the Gay Men´s Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife Huma Abedin at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York City Democratic candidate for mayor Anthony Weiner is apparently not making a resolution for Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year that begins at sunset — to tone down his occasionally abrasive approach to the art of debate.

(To see what was arguably his most famous act in Congress before quitting Capitol Hill over his first bout with sexting, see this 2010 anti-GOP rant caught on video.)

Weiner, who has raged on in the high-profile race despite an avalanche of calls to quits following the outing of "Carlos Danger," got into a full-fledged shoutfest with a fellow Jewish New Yorker at a campaign stop in Borough Park, Brooklyn, which has one of the city's largest Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish populations.

The man reportedly called Weiner a "scumbag" as Weiner exited the bakery.

Video has since surfaced of the encounter in which Weiner again and again tells the man: "You don't get to judge me."

The shouting match went on for about two minutes, with Weiner's agitator saying at one point: "Go home and get a job like everyone else."

Coincidentally, earlier Wednesday morning, Weiner appeared on a New York City newscast and was dragged in front of a green screen by one of the show's hosts to do the weather. Asked what he would do for work if he lost the Sept. 10 primary next week, he said:

"I’ve always had this dream of doing weather and sports on your show, standing in front of that screen."

Then he did.


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