Giuliani: I Wouldn't Want Weiner as Mayor Even Without Scandal

Friday, 26 Jul 2013 02:18 AM

By Greg Richter

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Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani wouldn't want to see Anthony Weiner take over his old job even if he weren't involved in repeated sexting scandals.
 
"I think Anthony was a terrible congressman," Giuliani said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." Weiner, who is married, was forced to resign his U.S. House seat in 2011 for exchanging lewd text messages and photos with several women.
 
He is running for mayor, but had to admit this week he continued texting women even after he left Congress.

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But regardless of one's opinion on the scandal, Giuliani said he has questions: "What legislation did he ever pass? What did he ever accomplish? Some of his Democratic colleagues will tell you that he was a pretty useless congressman," Giuliani said.
 
"I never understood Anthony anyway when he was on the city council," in the 1990s, the former mayor said. "Strange guy. He's a really, really strange guy, and obviously even more troubled that we originally thought."
 
Weiner is obviously crying out for help, Giuliani said, and the best place to do that is privately — not running for office.
 
Weiner should had put some time between the scandal and a new run for office, much like former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer did, said Giuliani. Spitzer, who resigned amid a prostitution scandal, is currently running for city comptroller.
 
Spitzer is leading in the polls, as was Weiner until the latest revelations came out. The two sex scandal-plagued Democrats seeking city offices are a national embarrassment to the city, even to members of their own party, Republican Giuliani said.
 
In Washington a few weeks ago to testify before Congress just as Spitzer was announcing his run, Giuliani said, "I had Democratic members coming up to me saying, 'What's wrong with your city? How can both of these guys be running?'"

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