By Tristan Justice.
New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel was caught on a hot mic Tuesday admitting that he wouldn’t be speaking at a press conference related to the riots in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death if he wasn’t facing a primary opponent later this month.
The livestream of a press conference in New York a day after rioters terrorized the city again Monday night shows Engel asking to speak right before explaining to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., “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.
“Say that again?” Diaz asked.
“If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care.”