Anthony Weiner Will Stay In NYC Mayor Race Despite New Sexting Scandal
By Mack Rawden 2013-07-23 19:11:28
Two years ago, Anthony Weiner resigned amidst one of the most preposterous scandals in the history of politics. After repeatedly denying he sent shirtless pictures of himself in his underwear to no less than six women while his wife was pregnant, the Congressman finally owned up to his mistakes and resigned from the House of Representatives. Most observers thought his departure would mark the last time the general public ever heard from his again, but earlier this year, he launched a bid to secure the Democratic nomination for New York City Mayor. A lot of the recent polls even showed him leading, but now, his run has been hilariously beset by yet another sexting scandal.
The drama drama started back up again after The Dirty posted an interview with a woman who claimed she had an online relationship with Weiner after (not before, after) he resigned from Congress. A x-rated picture later followed, at which point Weiner decided to run out ahead of the story and admit what everyone already assumed. Here’s a portion of his confession, as per NBC News…
"I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me.”
No less than three of Weiner’s opponents have called for him to resign from the race, but at this point, he has no plans on folding the tent back up. He’s in the race for the long haul, and he apparently doesn’t see why a few penis shots he sent before his comeback should in anyway alter that. Maybe that’s true. Maybe it’s not true. We’ll have to see whether other lawmakers would be willing to work with him moving forward.
Since the moment the first story went public, Weiner has been widely mocked. His press conferences have turned into zoos and his agenda has largely been muddled, which is a shame because he’s actually a pretty skilled politician, minus the penchant for sending dick pictures to women who aren’t his poor wife. Speaking of her, Huma Abedin also appeared at the press conference today, and once again, she vowed to stand by her husband and continue to work through all the mistakes he made. Say what you will about her decision, but she certainly has loyalty in spades.
Weiner could be done within a matter of days if more of these stories come out, or this could slowly fade away and he could end up the damn mayor of New York. We’ll keep you updated. Until then, try not to send any pictures of your penis to women you can’t completely trust.