Hot mic moment: Dem Rep. Eliot Engel said ‘If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care’ about addressing George Floyd protests at press conference


Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel was caught on a hot mic not once, but TWICE, saying he didn’t care about a press conference to address the protests against George Floyd’s death. The reason he did? Because he has a primary challenger.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who was talking with Engel when he made the statement, couldn’t quite believe what he was hearing, so he asked him to repeat himself. And Engel did, saying the exact same thing.

Watch the video below:

Response to the hot mic moment was swift.


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