Pro-Abortion Democrat Caught on Hot Mic About George Floyd: “If I Didn’t Have A Primary I Wouldn’t Care”

National   |   Peter Hasson   |   Jun 2, 2020   |   4:13PM   |   Washington, DC

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.

Neither Engel or Diaz Jr’s offices immediately returned requests for comment.

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New York City saw another night of violence and looting on Monday night, as the country saw its seventh straight night of unrest following Floyd’s death.

The 46-year-old black man died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, despite Floyd saying he couldn’t breath, a video showed. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for Floyd’s death.

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