Former Brooklyn City Council candidate Heshy Tischler forced a press conference covering the recent spike in coronavirus cases to pause after he began verbally harassing the city health officials present, according to The New York Post.
Tischler – who is an observant Jew and wears a kippah – began yelling at Dr. Michael Katz, who heads the city’s public hospitals, with his mask in his hand, repeatedly calling the official a liar – even at one point calling the health department officials “violent Nazi stormtroopers.”
“Your numbers today are lies. Go ahead, continue to lie, you piece of garbage,” he continued. “You do not belong here. Why are you making a press conference here? Why isn’t it at City Hall?”
Katz repeatedly asked Tischler to put back on his mask, to which Tischler told Katz to “get the hell out of my community, you filthy animal.”
“Move away. You are not six feet away. Put on your mask,” Katz said to Tischler.