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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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196.

Cartman    

or "paid for", I've been having my wine and beer tonight, :)

1139 days ago
197.

Lori    

I am so tired of these stupid, egotistical, horny people going into rehab. Treatment is for people with real problems. This guy just needs someone to smack the crap out of him and tell him if he does anything like sending out pictures of his **** again, he is gonna get the crap beat out of him again. He does not have any inner demons to conquer... he is just STUPID.

1139 days ago
198.

camaguey    

God, this guy is UGLY! An ugly son of a...WEINER.

1139 days ago
199.

watcher 1    

THIS GUY IS SUCH A LOSER. I WISH HIS WIFE HAD THE BALLS ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF THEM TO THROW HIM TO THE CURB WITH THE REST OF THE GARBAGE! JEEZ, EVEN HIS FACE LOOKS LIKE A PENIS HEAD. PEOPLE CAN'T ACTUALLY WANT THIS PIECE OF CRAP TO REPRESENT THEM I HOPE. GO AWAY WEINER, MAYBE YOU CAN GET A JOB AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR, WINK, WINK.

1139 days ago
200.

Moran    

He is a total idiot playing with his we we
come on we don/t need him or arnold or all the other idiots in high power we need someone real we need someone that can help the people not thier wee wee.Stop being moron poloticians i grew up and live in east la but dam think with your upper head not your wi wi. moran stop wasting our tax doallrs. u too arnold we are tired of this.

1139 days ago
201.

Marmstro    

He should just go away. Hopefully his troubles just continue to multiply. He is not a good person but the policies he supports are worse.

1139 days ago
202.

terry    

I thought he'd be more creative, Rehab?....really??... that hasn't work since everyone find out it's a bunch of CRAP!, you tell the public. This is so sad, you F***up, and it gets out, the only thing is, he's not the only one in "congress", but he got caught. stay tuned for more from others...

1139 days ago
203.

Politico Pablo    

This guy is very calculating. He's played every card he has to save his career, including the use of his wife's pregnancy to gain the public's sympathy.

1139 days ago
204.

Lisa    

If he were a Repub, he would have been gone by now. He will be ineffective and shunned in the house if he doesnt leave.

1139 days ago
205.

bill fitz    

i hope it for good get a real job if you can find one

1139 days ago
206.

Mr. Bate    

Arnold's got a son from his house dog, and now this sorry mtrfkr. Damn, what is this
world coming to?

1139 days ago
207.

Spinnaker    

Is he still there?

1139 days ago
208.

D.    

I understand Kim K. would like to date Congressman Weiner after his wife dumps him.

1139 days ago
209.

bluestarmother    

Good for you moondust!!!!! qwety should stick to the topic and not use this to call people names.

1139 days ago
210.

Dr. Bill Pennell    

As a trained counselor with a Master's Degree in Psychological Behaviors and a Ph.d I believe that Anthony Wiener's problem is a lack of self esteem that is derived from a childhood disease of allowing him to do whatever he wanted to do without parental discipline. He is a big baby but with his intellectual knowledge of how these kins of exploits have brought about the fall of many colleagues, he has simply sinned and needs to repent. His life is filled with guilt and rehab is only a political excuse to keep his office unless he is willing to stay for a complete 90 day session. He is getting by without discipline again, unless this is more than a political show.

1139 days ago
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