Weiner exits NYC mayoral race with his middle finger erect
After the dust settled in the New York mayoral race primary — leaving Anthony Weiner a loser — the last memorable image of Weiner’s failed candidacy was his middle finger.
Classy to the finish, Weiner delivered his concession speech Tuesday night and as he was leaving flipped the bird at a reporter. An NY1 News reporter captured the imaged and dispatched it on Twitter.
Press, Weiner security scuffle. Reporter: “These are the type of people you surround yourself w/, who push us?” Cue: pic.twitter.com/TAKCKz88xc
— Lindsey Christ (@LindseyChrist) September 11, 2013
Sydney Leathers — one of Weiner’s sexting partners — also made an appearance outside Weiner’s election night headquarters, CNN reports.
“I’m here to celebrate. I think he needs some sex therapy,” Leathers said, according to CNN.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is on top with 40.19 percent of the vote, WNYC reports. If he is declared the winner he will face Republican Joe Lhota in the general mayoral election.
Weiner — who resigned from Congress in 2011 over a sexting scandal only to have his sexting habits again plague him during his run for mayor — had just 4.91 percent of the vote.