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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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241.

Michael Mann    

We,as taxpayers will have to pay this douche his full salary and benefits package for the rest of his life? I cannot find a job that pays my rent much less fuel for getting there.

1190 days ago
242.

Denise    

IF......you're inclined to think that other politicians don't engage in this sort of sexual behaviour.....think again.....they simply cover their tracks is all.....it would be a domino effect they ALL were caught.....cut Weiner some slack he was just showing how ripped and toned his physique is!


Each and every man I have ever had the pleasure of dating..... has ALWAYS been eager to draw my attention to their "growing desire".....it's perfectly NORMAL behaviour for a man......

1190 days ago
243.

Denise    

Wiener does NOT need to resign......he has issued a public apology.....he simply needs to communicate with his wife and share and surprise HER with these specific sexy pics instead......

Considering the technology we all have available.....many of us feel perfectly comfortable sharing pics with our significant other.....his pics were in NO WAY perverted.....he's a normal man expressing his sexuality....

He has proven himself in the political arena.....he should stay put......

1190 days ago
244.

rico    

In other words, The Wiener Weiner is postponing the inevitable, hoping this will go away while he lays low at home. Then, he'll vow to redouble his efforts to re-earn the respect of his constituents, while his lame duck term finishes out and he lose re-election.

1190 days ago
245.

Coneyisle    

He should stick it out !

1190 days ago
246.

Mary Ann    

He should resign. He's nothing but a damn sex addicted pig.

1190 days ago
247.

Kevin    

KAT - You sound like an angry lesbian.

1190 days ago
248.

LonnieB    

Weiner was a favorite morality/ethics attack dog for Pelosi and Reid, and a special pet of Schumer.
He was always jumping into the camera's lens to point fingers at evil Republicans, leveling accussations and saying generally nasty things about them.
And now the **** comes home to roost.

So...no! No sympathy...no pass. The sanctimonious judge/jury/executioner must go.

So says a Libertarian who is tired of politicians (both D & R)getting away with behavior that would get normal, law abiding people arressted.

Why do you people insist on defend this f-wad?

1190 days ago
249.

jason    

LMAO....Treatment for what?
Since when did they start treating people for flirting. This is just another attempt at insulting our intelligence. Boy it just gets better and better. This guy is an arrogant, ****y, ******* and you can't treat someone for that.

1190 days ago
250.

Lloyd Xmas    

His capacity to function under the physical duress of full arousal, send a quick digital photo, bathe, and then arrive to work with a clear conscience, was nothing short of a heroic demonstration of pure industry http://tinyurl.com/3b7gnhh

1190 days ago
251.

Lloyd Xmas    

His capacity to function under the physical duress of full arousal, send a quick digital photo, bathe, and then arrive to work with a clear conscience, was nothing short of a heroic demonstration of pure industry http://tinyurl.com/3b7gnhh

1190 days ago
252.

luvmycountry    

If this would have been a military officer, he would receive a DISHONORABLE discharge. He should resign and be forced to get a job like the constituents he serves, and the rest of us taxpaying citizens! NO gov't pension, and NO more government perks! An arrogant liar and cheat, "Weiner", should be FORCED TO RESIGN!! He doesn't have the common sense and decency to be allowed the privilege to represent a great country like ours!

1190 days ago
253.

Beatriuce Meatrice    

"Weiner is a Sexual Predator"

1190 days ago
254.

morriswise    

It is discriminatory and wrong to force an elected official out of office basically because of his imperfections. It is obvious that a legal photo sent by Weiner is being used by haters to smear his whole character. But his constituents are not fooled, they support him despite the mob of bigots that want him removed. If Weiner goes, more ethnic politicians will be open to be watched, badmouthed, and forced to resign.

1190 days ago
255.

Mee    

STOP MAKING EVERY WRONG DOING AN ILLNESS.

This man is a pervert,

SO HILARY GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!

1190 days ago
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