Disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner lewd-texted with young girls online and sent them vulgar pictures of himself while his wife was pregnant. He also lied about it and placed the blame on the proven-innocent and now-deceased, Andrew Breitbart. Weiner claimed that Breitbart hacked his account but later admitted tearfully that he lied and did send numerous tweets and photos.
He sent several pictures of his crotch and at least one was a nude picture of his special part. Some photos can be seen here.
So far his committee has spent $100,000 researching his chances and they found that the people of NYC are going to forgive him, apparently ignoring the fact that it’s not about forgiveness, it’s about his character flaws, which are considerable.
NYC is now going through investigations by a federal prosecutor who found both NYC and NYS filled with corrupt officials. NYC, in their forgiveness, wants to add one more. Supporting liars isn’t a good voting strategy.
US Attorney Preet Bharara, speaking about the latest corruption scandal involving NYC politicians, Malcom Smith and Dan Halloran, said:
“Today’s charges demonstrate, once again, that a show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government. The complaint describes an unappetizing smorgasbord of graft and greed involving six officials who together built a corridor of corruption stretching from Queens and the Bronx to Rockland County and all the way up to Albany itself.”
“We will continue pursuing and punishing every corrupt official we find, but the public corruption crisis in New York is more than a prosecutor’s problem.”
Does NYC need yet another questionable character in public office?
Weiner’s made the following statement, which is somewhat disingenuous since this is the second feeler he sent out for a government post:
“I don’t have this burning, overriding desire to go out and run for office,” Weiner said. “It’s not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it’s now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something. I’m trying to gauge not only what’s right and what feels comfortable right this second, but I’m also thinking, How will I feel in a year or two years or five years? Is this the time that I should be doing it? And then there’s the other side of the coin, which is . . . am I still the same person who I thought would make a good mayor?”
He reportedly has over $4 million for his run. His wife, Huma Abedin, who has Muslim Brotherhood connections, is Hillary Clinton’s closest advisor. Any attempts to investigate her and her family’s connections to the Brotherhood has been met with outrage and accusations of Islamophobia. This will be helpful, not harmful, to him in any run for office in NYC.