Weiner began the forum, which had many in attendance holding placards reading, ‘Medicine for all,’ explaining a giant pie chart showing that $2.2 trillion in taxpayer money was spent annually on health care.
The congress member then argued that now is the time to bring in a single-payer system that does away with private health insurance.
During Weiner’s pitch, however, one audience member, Tim Prakope, began to question some of the congressman’s facts.
At this point, Prakope began to get into a shouting match with Weiner, stating he was a Brooklynite that doesn’t stand for bullies who interrupt meetings like little children at the dinner table.
“Let me tell you something. I eat guys like you for breakfast,” Weiner said.
After Prakope, who declined to say what neighborhood he lived in, quieted down, Weiner went on to pick and choose questions written from audience members without allowing anyone to speak.
Meanwhile, audience members continued to raise their hands and after Weiner ignored them for some time, they began to erupt with boos and howls to allow some others to speak.