Anthony Weiner is involved in another scandal, or is it the same one?
Weiner held a press conference Tuesday to inform the public that he “sexted”, and sent obscene photos of himself…again. Only this time he went under the name Carlos Danger.
According to The New York Times, Weiner said his encore performance lasted for more than a year after his exit from congress. The last time Weiner did this, he had to resign from congress. This time, he plans to remain in the race for mayor of New York City.
The Dirty, a gossip site, posted screenshots of his chats with an anonymous women on Facebook, and Formspring, Time Magazine reported. Weiner responded by calling the press conference to clear the dirty air. According to Time, there was also another appearance on the web by Weiner’s infamous penis.
Weiner claimed he warned everyone that more photos were to come. According to the Washington Post, Weiner said at his press conference, “I said other texts and photos were to come out, and today they have.”
Weiner also added that this behavior is behind him. Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife stood right by his side for the whole press conference. At one point Abedin took the mic.
Abedin said, “I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward.”
The Washington Post compared Abedin to Hillary Clinton. Coincidentally, Abedin has worked for Clinton since 1996.
Local media are outraged and other mayoral candidates are now trying to get Weiner out of this election. USA Today reported that Bill DeBlasio, a Democratic mayoral candidate, started a petition on his site to remove Weiner from the race.
Weiner was second in the latest poll.