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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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16.

Roast_Beef    

Maybe Oscar-Mayer's Rehab will give him the help he needs!

1146 days ago
17.

qwerty    

Moondust, your repressed nature is showing. You need more help than even Weiner.

1146 days ago
18.

cowbulls    

This was a typical Liberal reaction. A Republican representative from the same state does something stupid by showing a picture without his shirt and he is immediately forced to resign. This creep is soliciting underage girls with pictures of his penis and he will be back being a Liberal in good standing in a week or so.

1146 days ago
19.

Orian    

There is no cure for him. It's terminal.

1146 days ago
20.

NAC    

It figures -- first, he takes a leave of his SENSES...then a leave of absence.

1146 days ago
21.

Mikey    

Treatment to help him stop sending pictures of his wiener? Dr Drew to the rescue!

1146 days ago
22.

jack-55d79    

I'm very sceptical of the timing of all of this. Not so much his leave of absence, that could be a compromise, but the wider calls for his resignation. As I have made clear in earlier comments, with what has currently being disclosed I don't think he should resign. However, I am curious as to why the calls for resignation came now, rather than earlier, because as far as I can see not much has changed.

1146 days ago
23.

qwerty    

Anyone who thinks sex is healthy according to Moondust is "perverted" what's wrong, Dust, your mama pull a "Carrie" on you and beat the hell out of you when she found your sticky Playboys? She whack you in the knees with a ruler? Make you wear a chastity belt? Obviously she did, and you have never took it off.

Christ, Weiner has a healthier sexual identity than you.

1146 days ago
24.

Susan    

Bitch is still trying to "manage" the situation .... he'll go to "rehab" to save his position in Congress ... what he doesn't understand is that he has to accept the consequences of his now public actions - the right thing to do is step down, and take a good hard look at how he got here and what his future will be.

1146 days ago
25.

Mikey    

I bet Wiener has thousands of pictures of his wiener plastered on the walls of his basement.

1146 days ago
26.

MoonDust    

@qwerty
SO you do admit he needs help. Glad you are making sense now that you took the dildos out of over stretched std infested ******. Maybe you can join the Weiner at his rehab, you two obviously share a sick love for each other, Now also take the vibrating dildos out of your stinky ass as well. the weiner has got to go!

1146 days ago
27.

qwerty    

Waxon: these people were consensual players in this game--no one is a pig or a whore. Most likely, like millions of people who "sext" every damn day, they don't want you people all up in their s&it..

1146 days ago
28.

Sautxyca    

The fix is not quick, if possible, for what ails Congressman Weiner, alas.

1146 days ago
29.

Perfect Person    

Tony sure managed to do a lot of typing, one handed, you have to listen to Bill Maher reading his tweets, its hysterical....this leave ploy is not enough, the perv needs to resign, we need him out of there for good!

"Pelosi" is Italian for "Arrogant, fatheaded, criminal, spineless, bereft of morals, moneygrubbing, disgusting, whorish, ugly, pigheaded, ********er, hag, contemptible, rude, moron, mangy bitch and all around witch".

She tried to let Weiner keep his weenywagging ways, but its finally gotten to where she has to do something, and I know its killing her, she needs that ugly pervert to help her continue to screw over the country!

1146 days ago
30.

Dragon Tattoo    

Hope they force him out. This is one sick pervert. QWETY you are a freaking moron!!

1146 days ago
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