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Congressman Weiner Taking Leave of Absence

6/11/2011 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Congressman Anthony Weiner just announced he's taking a leave of absence from Congress and has departed this morning "to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person."

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Weiner's rep released a statement saying, "[Congressman Weiner] will request a short leave of absence from the House of Representatives so that he can get evaluated and map out a course of treatment to make himself well."

The statement went on to say, "Congressman Weiner takes the views of his colleagues very seriously and has determined that he needs this time to get healthy and make the best decision possible for himself, his family and his constituents."


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136.

Dan    

So what kind of treatment is he going to get.I mean like do they have a weiner texters anonymous.

1125 days ago
137.

GOLLY    

How come if I got caught being a pervert I can't take a leave of absense from work? Taking time off to learn how to be a better husband and father? Who are the instructors Charlie Sheen, Kelsey Grammer and Mel Gibson?

1125 days ago
138.

Glory Bee    

Don't let the door hit ya
Where the good Lord split ya
This one is a reeeeeal sick dog, yep, worse than Ahnold.

1125 days ago
139.

Billy    

I guess his weiner needs a break.

1125 days ago
140.

schoen1    

The Democrats will force him to resign.

1125 days ago
141.

dd    

Resign and stop the drama!

1124 days ago
142.

Barry Limbaugh    

What a worthless little piece of weiner ******* !!

1124 days ago
143.

Onalee    

Just GO the (F***) Away FOREVER ... BE GONE!!!!!!!!

1124 days ago
144.

george fudge!    

Weiner takes a leave of absence.

Translation: Weiner has to go across the country and track down all the women who haven't come forward yet, get them to delete their text messages.

1124 days ago
145.

Lori    

Lol Moondust

1124 days ago
146.

Muppet    

TLC about an hour ago
I just cant believe that their are so maqny perverts in office , but yet they've taken our rights away to play poker online OMG they are worried about us using our own money and taking the chance and not hurting anyone!! But yet look at all these perverts on computers in office!! BRING POKER BACK!!!

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Forgive him he thought you said bring POKE HER back. Just a little misunderstanding I'm sure.

1124 days ago
147.

WhyNot    

Everyone is assuming that he actually intends to go into rehab. What he's going to do, is go back under the rock he crawled out from under, until things cool off, and someone else gets caught in the ho*****er. Soon as that happens, a miracle 'cure' will occur and he will be back in his seat, decrying others for their sins, and claiming he 'has seen the light'... but he will still be in Congress.
He is an egotistical self-serving politician who has a good spin team... and THIS is a man who runs controls what the USA does. We should all be just a little afraid!

1124 days ago
148.

Evan Benz    

Show us your Weiner !!!

1124 days ago
149.

Evan Benz    

Anthony Weiner is taking his balls and going home.

1124 days ago
150.

Mike    

Just think... If a decade ago, someone had traveled back in time from the future and told everyone that in ten years a story about a rehab bound Twittering Weiner would be really big in the news, who could have had the slightest notion what that could possibly mean?

1124 days ago
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