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-- -- -- my name is Anthony -- democratic candidate for mayor of the city of New York.
I have said that other text and photos were likely to come out and today they have.
As I've said in the past these things that I did little wrong again.
Hurtful to my wife and cause us to go through many challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from congress.
While some of the things that are posted today are true and some are not there is no question is what I did was wrong.
This behavior is behind me -- apologize to my wife whom and I'm grateful that he isn't she has worked through these issues with him.
Had her forgiveness.
I want to again say Roberts started and to anyone who has received they -- receiving end of these messages and the destruction that this has caused.
And my wife and I have said my wife and I -- -- are moving forward together.
Me to some degree with.
49 days left until primary day.
Perhaps I'm surprised that more things -- come out sooner.
I'm responsible for this behavior that led us to be in this place.
Sound -- in many ways things are not that much different than they -- yesterday.
This behavior that -- -- was problematic it to say the least destructive.
To say the most caused many stresses and strains and my marriage but I am pleased and blessed that she has given me.
A second chance.
For the past several months I've been asking New Yorkers.
Who also give me another chance.
To show them that I had a vision for the middle class and those struggling to make it and then I wanted to move forward.
It is perfectly reasonable for people to ask about this chapter in my life to be curious about it.
And I'm going to be there and try to answer those questions as best I can.
That is also perfectly understandable that all of you -- doing your job.
Being here in these great numbers I'm sure it's not just because of that mayor form we're gonna have -- a few minutes.
But all that being said let me just reiterate.
To my wife.
How sorry I am that I I did these things and house -- I -- -- People that got these messages for any.
Inconvenience or embarrassment that cost.
Now some have asked the question where does this fit in some.
Time line some time -- of continuum of resignation.
But the resignation was not up.
Point in time that was nearly as important to my wife -- me -- the challenges in our marriage and the challenges of the things that I had done.
Problem and working through them.
Some of these things happen before.
My resignation some of them happened.
After but the fact is that that was also the time that my wife and I were working through some things in our marriage.
I'm glad these things are behind us I know that this was -- Very public thing.
That we had happened to us.
But by no means does change the fundamentals.
Of my my feelings here and that is.
Want to bring my vision for the people of the city of New York.
I hope they -- willing to still continue to give me -- a second chance and I hope they realize that in many ways.
What happened today it was something that.
Frankly had happened before but it doesn't represent all that much.
That is new and now I have a chance to do something I haven't had a chance to do.
On the campaign yet.
-- as you know has been out there with me recently and that she had a few words you want to say -- My amazing Michael Madigan.
Come -- and many of you who.
I follow this and I spent a good deal out on the campaign trail.
Street -- -- But this is the first time since that press conference and the I'm very nervous.
-- -- -- I wanted to say.
And when we faced this public -- for years ago.
It was the beginning of -- time -- and that was very different.
And it took us.
Very long time to get through it.
Our marriage like many others.
Has had its ups and downs.
He took a lot of work.
And a whole lot of therapy.
Get to a place like the present and it was not an easy choice.
In any life.
But I made the decision.
That it was worth staying in this match.
That was a decision -- -- for me.
For our son.
I don't know how it works well.
They didn't know that I wanted to give it a try.
Happening -- -- from horrible mistake.
Both the forward -- by congress and after.
But I do very strongly believe that that is true.
And pass it on our marriage.
We discussed all of those before him he decided for the -- from here.
So really what I want to say -- and loved him.
I have forgiven him -- been given him.
And as we have said from the beginning.
We are moving forward.
Thank you very much think think.
I was let's take one or two questions about finding your -- -- -- -- government is.
All -- all along.
This process as -- with more and more honest with her.
I told her everything.
Search weeks and this is something we knew.
I'm going into decision about whether I was -- When I heard yeah.
Right now no excuses.
This is entirely behind me it was when we decide it's when I decided to get -- and we had this conversation.
That is why if you remember in the early days of the campaign before pressing me for is there more out there and I think you have.
Nice I said that I said that there was and so.
So to some degree this was something that we had in front of us -- -- just acknowledge that we.
That we knew might come up and we decided that look this was something that we had worked through together.
Something -- put behind us and something we wanted to have to keep behind us but as I've.
Said it's in our rearview mirror of what it's not far we still work every day on what I -- People knew better than the whole bit.
We'll use it didn't work out -- it's going to -- What is.
Yeah I think this is this.
I said there were more things out there there were.
This is you have as a fixed time that resignation.
As the important moments in the public discussion.
That was when the public got a glimpse into something that we have been working on before.
During and six and this behavior of mine was part of that.
And when we.
We went through this process and we became closer and work through -- through some of these challenges.
This week put it.
-- little -- and I kids I can't say exactly.
Sometime last summer I think.
Something called dropout rate would you say to those people want you to drop out of the race I'm sure many of my opponents would likely to drop out of the rest -- -- -- When is -- they didn't hear you.
-- on paper through online.
And they work through.
No I think I've -- said in my statement one of the things I'm not going to do and I said it to your newspaper as I'm not gonna.
Get into a back and forth with people who -- releasing things whether they be true or not people have a right to say whatever they want and -- were brought that upon myself.
-- I am I'm prepare not to dispute anything that he's out there but suffice it to say.
That people are out there saying things that that -- our that I that are are are not sure -- -- That's not the point that's not the point I accept the responsibility.
For having these conversations with these people who I never -- We're exchanging inappropriate things in the context of our marriage and that was a mistake and -- bear responsibility for.
That is behind me.
And we're trying to move forward and we are recognized it's not going to be easy we knew the moment we got into this race that it wasn't going to be easy but.
I believe this is an important thing to -- you know I don't know.
My daughter and I don't think I.
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