Skip to comments.Weiner apologizes for lying, 'terrible mistakes,' refuses to resign
Posted on 06/06/2011 2:44:46 PM PDT by La Lydia
A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitting carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he'd met online. Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separating from his wife. But he said he took responsibility for his actions -- both the relationships and for lying about sending the photo of his bulging underwear on his Twitter account.
"To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it. I'm deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife, and our family, my constituents, my friends, my supporters and my staff," he said, claiming he'd posted the Twitter photo accidentally as a "joke" and then "panicked." "I lied because I was ashamed at what I had done, and I didn't want to get caught."
Weiner described his actions as "dumb," "destructive" and "deeply, deeply hurtful" -- both for his admitted cover-up and for carrying on relationships with six women he'd met online, mostly via Facebook....
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Crissy Mathews has a Dem strategist on saying he should resign! Poor Crissy..
Weiner wing now under construction at Clinton Library.
I anxiously await the next edition of the DUmmie FUnnies.
Weiner is an idiot. As are all democrats
I don’t blame the guy. His wife probably won’t have anything to do with him when the hildabeast is in town. Heh! Heh!
I think he’s golden now. As long as he didn’t do anything that is technically TOO illegal no one can really pressure him to resign.
Being a sleeze or hypocrite is not against the rules of the House.
Weiner admitted that he was not frank
Weiner survives this in his dreams. I’m betting 48 hours before he is hounded out. The Dems will have to cut him loose to save themselves.
He's got to put the period at the end of the sentence," the Democratic source said before Weiner's confession. "It's painful."
... and the double standard marches on....
Every person ever charged with purjury should use “I was ashamed” as a defense.
Glenn Beck said today if he isn’t kicked out now, he never will be. Of course, his liberal supporters are trying to keep him in office. Hillary won’t be speaking out but you can bet she’s right there ordering others to because if he is out then so is Huma... and we can’t have that.
He needs to step down. The guy tried to frame people for his own indiscretions.
Now he needs to apologize for calling that CNN reporter a “jackass.”
Anthony “Tony the Tube” Weiner swings it about. CNN ducks and Mathews gets a tingle up side his head.
Public refusal to resign usually means we’re down the the last few days...
We all should realize that his lies and attacks on innocent people would still be on going had the new pictures not surfaced.
Lie until you realize your trapped, then apologize. That is today’s Democrat Party.
This guy right now has his “private” investigators out there checking ages on every woman he ever sent a message to. Even Chrissy Tingle-Leg said “Adult women don’t do this” kind of thing on the internet.
I knew Mr. Weiner. Mr. Weiner was a friend of mine.
And Mr. Weiner, you are a dick.
I would like some mustard and pickle relish.
I’ve got news for ya, Weenie. No one believed you in the first place.
Now pull up your pants and go away.
Being discovered talking a woman out of having an abortion
Posting thoughtful conservative views on FR.
Did I miss anything?
Anthony Weiner, figurehead of the Good Ship Democrat, pointing the way into the future.
They should change the name of the party from that of democrat to that of franks and weiner party.
What part of the oath of office allows you to lie to the American people?
This is a test not for Democrats but for Republicans. The speaker of the house needs to make a statement that if Weiner will not resign then he will be expelled. We can’t allow people to lie until they get caught then appologize and go on. He must be expelled.
Barney and Anthony could take their act on the road, call it the ‘Frank and Weiner’ tour. Your buns are ours.
He’ll be gone in under two weeks.
Wait. Are you being a little hasty here? I think he made a GUTSY CALL to defend personal freedom on the social media. I think he can offer clear alternative to the narrow minded people who have been left in the wake to the freedom loving pioneers fighting for the Brave New World of social media. Remember Tunisia!!! YeaH!!! I say hang in there congressman. And I hope you get reelected. /sarc.
But I really hope he won't resign.
Now Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics investigation into Weiner’s tweets. This isn’t a matter of ethics, this is about standards and common decency. Most of all, it is about his bad, bad judgment.
Oh yeah...they were all about this being a conspiracy...
I say send his case to the House Ethics Committee. Do as the rats would do and not release the findings until a month or so before his dismissal from office.
I’d like to see someone make a loop of that routine from last week when he went into the old, “at a time when Republicans are playing games with the budget... etc.” routine and run it everytime one of these clowns tries that stunt. It’s almost a tic among Rats in trouble, and it’d be a very effective counter.
I’m envisioning what’s next. Since it’s obvious he’s been coached by Bill Clinton on how to best handle this situation, complete with the “I have to get back to work for the people”, can we expect a well publicized visit from the Rev. Jesse Jackson? Can we expect a golden oldie mantra, “it’s only about sex”. Will Hillary Clinton be dragged into this?
I can’t see how his Party will not force him out.
Did you catch Breitbart hijacking the stage. This may be the first right wing conspiracy media feeding frenzy. I just call for hizzoner to hang tough. Never surrender!!!
Think he was emulating someone? Perhaps he now wants to be called "Tiger" Weiner.
Just heard ABC National News...”A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”. And so, it begins.
Bush’s fault. De-regulation. Halliburton.
“Just heard ABC National News...A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job. And so, it begins.”
To his knowledge, they were all of age....
I think we know where this is going :)
ABC might want to reconsider.
Well, he may be right. I mean isn't that, like, more, european -- ish, more French. Think DSK. Technology literate people in the social media universe really don't have time for this kind of nonsense. /Sarc.
“A Congressmans sex life should have nothing to do with his job”
Right, because no foreign power has ever used homosexuality or infidelity to pry state secrets out of a politican. It’s never happened.
Wait - the way I heard it is that leaders, especially those in high profile public positions - should avoid THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY.
Interesting that lying, cheating, or stealing can get you kicked from a military academy. Thing is, the officers that run the place are actually held TO A LOWER STANDARD!!!!
This momo probably JUST SENT a couple of his constituents to either Colorado Springs, Annapolis, or West Point.
Guys like this should be JAILED, in a maximum security lock up. I here the sex there is adventurous, to say the least.
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