NEW YORK — A woman who said she was a former constituent got into Anthony Weiner's face Monday, spouting a profanity-laced diatribe as the New York mayoral candidate tried to calm her down.
The woman, who identified herself as Jane Borock, 35, furiously complained about Weiner's positions on housing prices and the sexting controversy that has dominated coverage of his campaign.
As Weiner tried to talk to potential voters near the Barclays Center and the Atlantic Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, the candidate reminded her that children were present:
Weiner: "OK, OK — you're very passionate."
Borock: "I'm passionate? More passionate than you on Twitter! I'm a social media expert! You should get someone to handle your s---. You are disgusting."
Weiner: "OK, you've had your say."
Borock (to quickly gathering reporters): "F--- you all for ..."
Weiner: "Whoa, whoa. There are little kids here."
Borock: "Little kids? You have no right to talk about little kids! Social media? Want to see some Twitter action?"
All the while, a man who said he was homeless kept making jokes like "Are you a Weiner or a sausage?"
Visibly irritated, Weiner said at one point: "Do you think I'm intimidated by one person yelling at me? What kind of mayor would I be?"
Weiner admitted last month that he'd continued sending explicit photos and text messages even after he resigned from Congress in 2011 — using the improbable nom-de-text "Carlos Danger." He vowed to stay in the race.
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First published August 5 2013, 6:12 PM