Only in America can a congressman who sent pictures of his genitals to numerous women be considered a candidate for mayor of a major metropolitan city.
Disgraced former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner is caught up in yet another sex scandal more than a year after he resigned from office. Website Buzzfeed.com identified a 23-year-old Obama campaigner as the woman who carried on an explicit 6-month affair with Weiner who claimed he was seeking therapy for his sexual compulsions.
Sydney Leathers, a political activist who campaigned for President Obama, met Weiner on Formspring chat, where he registered under the username Carlos danger. Weiner was drawn to Leathers after she defended him online.
Leathers released explicit photos of Weiner’s genitals and graphic text messages to TheDirty.com. Since this is a family blog, I won’t share the graphic photos or text messages here. But the photos are accessible via a quick Google search.
Weiner has been campaigning for mayor of New York for months — while allegedly cheating on his wife.
Weiner’s long-suffering wife, Huma, was pregnant when Weiner accidentally (or on purpose) tweeted a peen photo to a college student on Twitter.com in 2011. The resulting media frenzy ended with Weiner’s resignation from office. A humiliated Huma forgave Weiner back then, pledging to stand by his side as he sought psychiatric treatment.
On Tuesday, Huma joined her husband in a press conference hours before the latest scandal hit the press. “It took a lot of work and whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Anthony,” a tearful Huma said.
On Tuesday Weiner admitted to parts of Sydney Leather’s claims. Publishers of The Wall Street Journal and The NY Times are calling for Weiner to drop out of the race for mayor of New York. The Wall Street Journal says Weiner should be “forced” out of the mayor’s race “simply because of what he’s forced his wife to endure.”