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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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John Marshall    

Isn't it amazing how far this has gotten on the news broadcasts? It's all they talk about! I wonder what would happen if we let him alone?

John

1205 days ago
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kengoblue    

It is not the pictures he sent to girls he didnt know so much as the LYING to America for 10 DAYS!!! And this creepy little man did it in the most elitist, arrogant and pompous-assed manner I have ever seen. Quite frankly, to look right in the camera and lie like that, is very disturbing. I would not want this little pervert anywhere near my home much less as a US Congressman.

1205 days ago
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itsallgoodnRoanoke    

I can't believe this, ANOTHER FOOL1! He knew he was going to get caught! You are a FOOL! A Educated Fool at that. You showed your chest and talked dirty to the world and all for a cheap thrill! You people should pay top dollar for pleasure and it won't get out, YOU FOOL! But you want the cheap thrills so now you pay! That is what the little black book is for. High price rollers. You fool! Next! another fool coming soon, WATCH!

1205 days ago
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mr.phil2u    

What is the difference between what Tony Weiner did and Bill Clinton ? Mr phil answer : Wiener did not molest anyone and did not hire hacks to damage the ladies reputation. Wiener may give the Key-note address at the 2012 convention for all i care

1205 days ago
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Steve H    

And David Vitter, who didn't just send tasteless texts but actually hired prostitutes while in office, isn't being asked to resign because ...? Oh yeah, IARIYAR (It's All Right If You're A Republican). For which John Ensign, Mark Sanford, and Newt Gingrich should all be profoundly grateful.

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