Rep. Eliot Engel Busted On Hot Mic Saying He Doesn’t Care About Riots

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel in April 2019 (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

NEW YORK (VINnews) — NY Rep. Eliot Engel, the 16-term Democratic congressman got himself into a mess on Tuesday when he openly stated that he doesn’t care about the riots and looting taking place in the city.

Only, we weren’t supposed to hear it.

Engel’s remarks were caught on a hot mic at a press conference with local leaders and elected officials following a night of heavy protests in the Bronx.

Engel had asked Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. if he could have a turn at the microphone to say a few words. Diaz Jr. replied that there were too many people already on the list. It was then that Engel mumbled something through his face mask.

“What was that?” Diaz Jr. asked.

“If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” Engel repeated.

Engel released a statement defending his words following the blunder, saying that since he is running for reelection, he felt he needed to clarify his stance to the voters.

“Of course I care deeply about what’s happening in this country, that’s what I wanted to convey,” sadid Engel. “I love the Bronx, grew up in the Bronx and lived here all my life,” he continued.

“I would not have tried to impose on the Borough President if I didn’t think it was important,” he added.

Engel recently was criticized for not returning to his Bronx district while the COVID-19 pandemic raged on.

It was also recently reported that Engel had failed to repay a controversial $125,000 “mortgage loan” from one of his top campaign donors.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. The little worm Engel is a perfect Jew. He follows precisely the marching orders of the gentiles that run the DNC. He voted down the line with everything against President Trump, from Mueller to Yovanovitch, etc… He is exactly the type of Jew that would be first to the cattle cars, because his masters at the DNC told him to and he wouldn’t want to upset the gentiles. Once at the camps, good boy Elliot, would race to be the first one at the showers. What a good obedient Jew. I love him

    • You are probably correct in terms of the context but not the altitude. If he cared and were selfless why did he need the mic ? The fact that he so demanded that mic shows he came to the rally for attention not out of empathy

  2. BUSTED !!!
    Impeach fraudster walking back.
    Joins Cryin’ Chuck after HE openly called for violence. He too, pigeontoed backwards.
    Waiting for bugeyed Schiff to produce collusion evidence he promised .
    Nauseating gangsters , all.
    Where’s Nadler ?

  3. Eliot *****
    A nice yiddish boychik name.
    You got bar mitzvahd too , I imagine.

    Mama Engel : My Eliot is the smartest liar in the whole world. I’m so farklempt.!

    • He fled the Country. He gave over the reigns of power to Mike Pence. Now, if Schiff & the boys can impeach Pence, Nanci Pelosi will be President. YES!!!

      • Hmmmm. So far we didn’t even hear a whimper from bug-eyes or Witchmer decrying the killing and damage to the lives and property of innocent people.
        Are they in a rat hole of some sort?
        Liberalism is an incurable disease.

  4. Everyone is taking this comment out of context. He meant that if he didn’t have a primary challenge, he wouldn’t care ABOUT SPEAKING! And by the way, if he loses, whoever takes his place will be way to the left of him. That’s what the Bronx is producing these days.

    • Again “B” or whatever your ther screen names are, why was it important to speak? Because of a primary? So you want to use this rally for your own perosnal gain? That’s what its for? This wasn’t a campiagn rally?
      The sensitvity is still lacking

  5. Mr. Reisman is unfortunately correct. One of the 2 progressives running in the primary has already dropped out to support the other. Engel may be a jerk and a coward; but the other candidate to become the nominee (and winning the primary means winning the election; a Republican has as much chance of winning in the Bronx as George Floyd) is a rabid Antisemite like all the Progressives.

  6. The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. Who do you think will succeed him? Do you think that the views and policies of Mr. Bowman, Mr. Engels primary opponent, will be more congruent with your views.

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