D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was swarmed by reporters at another public event on Monday. This after The Washington Post reported that the Gray campaign had access to a confidential database with the identities of more than 6,000 public-housing residents.
Gray said he didn't know of any list and would not have used the list if he knew about it.
Gray appeared frustrated with reporters as they tried to ask questions as he left an event at the Washington Convention Center. Gray would not stop walking as reporters tried to walk with him.
"Would you all back up please? I can't even breathe," said Gray.
He later scolded a reporter when his microphone got too close.
"Can you get the microphone out of my face, please sir?" he asked the reporter.
Later in the day, the D.C. Housing Authority issued a statement on The Washington Post report:
"The DC Housing Authority is very concerned that an unauthorized list of public housing residents was circulated during the 2010 mayoral campaign. We take our role in safeguarding the privacy of our clients seriously. If it is discovered that staff action led to an unlawful release of such a list, strong disciplinary action will be taken and we will refer the matter to the appropriate authorities. We are reaching out to our public housing clients today to assure them that their privacy is of utmost concern to DCHA, and we take steps to protect that privacy."