DailyCaller reports Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel was caught on a hot mic Tuesday appearing to admit that he only cared about speaking at a press conference on the George Floyd protests because he has a primary opponent.
Local officials held a press conference Tuesday after rioters and looters ransacked New York City on Monday night.
The press conference livestream appears to show Engel asking to speak at the event before telling a local official: “If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care.”
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. asked Engel to repeat himself, and the congressman obliged. “If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care,” Engel repeated.
“Don’t do that to me,” Diaz responded.
Diaz responds, "Don't do that to me."
— Emily Ngo (@emilyngo) June 2, 2020