NEW YORK (PIX11) – Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner says he wasn’t feeling emotional watching Bill de Blasio sweep to a landslide victory Tuesday night. “I’ve had plenty of time between the primary and now to kick myself. I felt like a lot of New Yorkers do, that change is good. I like Bill de Blasio. He’s going to be a good mayor.”
During an interview with PIX 11 News, Weiner said he hasn’t spoken to the mayor-elect, but is available if he can be of any assistance. Weiner was a potential winner in the Mayoral race until it was revealed that he was involved in a second texting scandal.
He doesn’t have a full-time job at the moment, and spends much of his time caring for his 22-month-old son. I asked if he has any aspirations of returning to politics.
He said he’s still passionate about the issues and will continue to speak out on them. “I am not done, he said, “but I don’t see electoral life in the immediate future.” You can see the entire interview on PIX 11 News Closeup Saturday night at 10:30 with a repeat broadcast Sunday morning at 6.