Skip to comments.Congressman Weiner admits online affairs (How many of the pervert's victims were underage?)
Posted on 06/07/2011 6:34:31 AM PDT by Libloather
Congressman Weiner admits online affairs
By Mark Egan
Reuters 2 hours 9 minutes ago
"Certainly he can forget about mayor," said Doug Muzzio, a professor of public affairs, at Baruch College in New York, adding that while Weiner might weather the storm, he will likely face a tough challenge if he seeks re-election in 2012.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics probe "to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred." Weiner said in a statement, "I welcome and will fully cooperate with an investigation by the House Ethics Committee."
New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox called for his resignation, saying, "His actions are at best despicable and at worst illegal."
"To further a cover-up he stood by while encouraging others, including Congressional employees, to lie, slander and discredit the professional reputations of those who were telling the truth," Cox said. "His inappropriate behavior has irreparably damaged his ability to serve."
Former Senate Republican aide John Ullyot, a communication consultant at Hill & Knowlton in Washington, said Weiner, "lost a big chance to salvage some dignity by resigning promptly."
"Weiner's handling of this situation is an absolute disaster -- a textbook example of how not to act in a matter involving personal scandal," he said.
"By holding a news conference and answering 30 minutes worth of questions, Weiner opened up many more lines of inquiry than he resolved: the possibility of underage victims, use of office phones, questions of whether his wife was aware..."
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A perp walk and prison trump resignation.
Isn’t sending naked pics to someone who did not invite them against some kind of law?
Is this not sexual harrassment? Is this guy not a sexual predator? I can’t believe that this is not breaking some kind of law.
Typical democrat, thinks he is above the law.
Talking about Anthony WEINER?
All we need is for Dick Armey to chime in, and it's hat trick.
and there’s also the underlying ideology.
If he resigns over this, he’ll be proving that there is such a thing as objective behavioral standards,
and that’s something no leftist wants to let get a foothold.
Maybe in this election cycle the NY Democrat Party will sideline his ambitions to become mayor of NYC. But does anybody really think that the average Democrat primary voter in NYC will have a major philosophical problem with what Congressman Weiner has done here?
He'll slide into a political consulting position with CNN where he will do what he does best... bash Republicans. In 4 years they'll be begging him to run for Senate.
I am already disgusted by the number of comments I’ve seen about how this has been blown all out of proportion, it’s none of our business, a private matter, etc. It just shows how high the stakes are in Washington when people are willing to give this pervert a pass because he agrees with their ideology. The silence from all of the supposed women’s groups has been deafening.
Anybody else waiting for some boys to show up?
LAZAMATAZ AT HIS BEST!
Compare Jim Traficant with Charlie Rangel.
Traficant couldn’t be trusted to vote the party line and went to prison for some pretty minor crimes in comparison to party line voting Rangel.
It should be clear to everyone why politicians run for office. For sex!
This is only the tip of the iceberg. For everyone of these pervs who is exposed there are 10 more breathing (heavily) a sigh of relief that it wasn’t them.
Congressman Weiner should resign from Congress and keep doing what he likes best. He could start his own web sites, such as Weinerpedia or WeinerPage.
Years ago, two child molesters I had prosecuted were sharing a jail cell, Mr. Dick and Mr. Hand.
My personal opinion is that the Republicans should NOT demand anything (much less this pervert's resignation).
Here's what I would suggest:
- The longer this WEINER stays where he is, the more he will continue to rot and stink, and continue to provide great 'character reference' material on the RATs.
- Republicans should continue to point to RATs hypocrisy in continue to allow a sex predator in their caucus!
- Let the RATs be the ones to CALL FOR HIS RESIGNATION, which will be much sweeter than the Republicans call, once they can't stand the smell going into 2012.
These are people who voted (D) not because of any particular love for Weiner but because of his party.
They are pretty conservative people in terms of their personal mores - he could well lose this seat.
If video emerges of Weiner doing unsavory things, he will be told by the House leadership that he needs to resign so that an untarnished Democrat can start campaigning for that seat.
Yet he gets on Twitter and thinks he is Adonis.
Then he gets in front of the cameras and thinks he is Johnny Carson.
Talk about delusional!
Personally I think he could be a poster boy for the TSA.
Or even Barney Frank.
Isn't it amazing how many politicians have names that signify male genitalia?
The problem is we don’t know if the girls were underage.
Although the ethic’s committee may investigate, it’s time for the FBI
to get involved to determine if underage girls were contacted and what were the extent of the contacts.
I disagree. We need to have this issue addressed and then make a point of getting on with the serious business of fixing the economy and restoring our country to what it should be.
If the dems want to drag their feet, let’s make it known that they want to give Weiner a pass for being a lecherous, dirty old man who has repeatedly put himself in a blackmailable situation and who appears to believe that he has done nothing against the law. The guy is a pervert, a liar and one who apparently tried to get at least one of his ‘friends’ to lie on his behalf. I’m all for getting him gone ASAP, and if we need a full investigation to get the job done, so be it. If it comes to that, then we need to lay the blame and the expense on the dems who support his sleazy lifestyle.
“New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said....
Talking about Anthony WEINER?
All we need is for Dick Armey to chime in, and it’s hat trick.”
And don’t forget we have to hear from Peter King to let us know who is really in charge.
Typical Democrat. Takes responsibility for his actions [after lying about it for a week], but refuses to suffer any consequences for his acts.
I sure hope Robert Penis, Micheal Hardon, and George Massiveerection run for office.
So Weiner is a skunk. I ask your fellow Freepers, has being a pervert ever hurt Democrats in a Dem stronghold like NYC? I expect Weiner will put this on his list of positive accomplishments and get huzzahs from most Dems whose model of exemplary behavior in these areas is Bill Clinton.
My reaction as well. I'll bet most lib Dems are wondering what the fuss is all about. They think to themselves "doesn't everyone send explicit photos of themselves to strangers over the internet? It's only those awful, bible-thumping conservatives who are making a noise. Sexual freedom forever!!!"
Didn’t Weiner marry Hillary’s good buddy, Huma, last summer?
This is getting deeper and deeper.
Last summer I thought Huma got married in order to kill the rumors of her and Hillary being too cozy.
BINGO I have been saying this for years.
Why should he resign? No one is Congress is demanding it - not even asking him to. I think many, many of them are sexual obsessives, stalkers, flashers - female members included. No other explanation for the deafening silence.
"If the dems want to drag their feet, lets make it known that they want to give Weiner a pass for being a lecherous, dirty old man who has repeatedly put himself in a blackmailable situation and who appears to believe that he has done nothing against the law. The guy is a pervert, a liar and one who apparently tried to get at least one of his friends to lie on his behalf."
Which is why I disagree with this part...
Im all for getting him gone ASAP"