Top PR Exec Quits After Firm Hires Anthony Weiner

AP

A top public relations executive quit shortly after Anthony Weiner joined the group.

Arthur Swartz, senior vice president and managing director of public relations firm MWW’s corporate communications practice, was not pleased with the Weiner hire, but allegedly hit his breaking point after the former disgraced Congressman took to Twitter to attack former New York Gov. George Pataki, the New York Post reports.

"In related news, George Pataki hasn’t been seen all day," Weiner tweeted on August 28, while linking back to a Carly Fiorina tweet about a campaign car hitting a deer in Iowa.

Swartz, one of the few Republicans at the firm, replied: "In unrelated news, @GovernorPataki is a man of honor and integrity, and you’re . . . well you’re @AnthonyWeiner. No explanation necessary."

According to sources that spoke to the Post, Swartz has since struck up business with other firms since leaving the group – something that wouldn’t have been possible at MWW with Weiner tied to the firm.

The New York Post reports:

MWW is headed by Michael Kempner, a prominent New Jersey Democrat who is a fundraiser for the Clintons and President Obama.

Since Schwartz left, he has drummed up business with firms that wouldn’t have hired him if he had stayed at MWW because of its ties to Weiner, sources said.

"This is a direct reaction from Arthur’s business associates being uncomfortable with Anthony Weiner," said O’Brien Murray, a consultant and Schwartz associate.

"Corporations don’t want the image of working with a firm that is affiliated with Anthony Weiner," Murray said.

MWW’s client list includes Netflix, Walgreens, Samsung, Ball Park Franks and Nikon.

Schwartz confirmed he left the firm but declined to comment on Weiner.

"Michael Kempner is a very talented man who built a great company," he said. "I’m sure MWW will do just fine."