07/30/2013 05:21 pm ET

Christine Quinn: Eliot Spitzer In No Position 'To Be Pointing Fingers' At Anthony Weiner (VIDEO)

New York mayoral candidate and current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" Tuesday to address her rival Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal, taking a hit at New York City comptroller candidate and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the process.

"I don't think Eliot Spitzer is in a position to be pointing fingers at anybody as it relates to their private lives or their behavior in these kind of areas," Quinn told Chris Matthews.

Spitzer said Monday he would have fired Weiner when asked if he would let go a public official who "used their office equipment to engage in the kind of pastime that Anthony Wiener's been involved in in the last couple years."

"I think the answer is yes," Spitzer said.

Spitzer resigned as governor of New York in 2008 after revelations of his involvement with prostitutes.

Quinn said she would not be voting for Spitzer, noting she "enthusiastically endorsed" his opponent Scott Stringer.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday shows Quinn leading the New York City mayoral race.



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