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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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qwerty    

Moondust, you sound like a special ed fourth grader. The abuse from your mama intellectually stunted you as well.

Learn a little sophistication in the art of the insult before you go up against someone above your league.

1148 days ago
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qwerty    

I do no*****ch porn, I prefer erotica.

Dragon tattoo: I'd rather hang with perverts than you repressed Puritans any day of the week. Watch a few John Waters movies sometime, you'll see how fun perverts are, and how much of a drag you people are. Think I'll go hang with some now while you people seek to criminalize and ostracize all sex that is not used for the sole purpose of procreating. You are the people that have probably tried to ban erotica at my public library. Haven't seen you in a while, guess you skipped off to another town.

1148 days ago
33.

EarthAngel    

Just want to thank most all of the posters.....you have made me LOL with your entertaining comments :-D

1148 days ago
34.

Mike Rowave    

They have Rehab for A**holes??!?!?
That place must be packed!!!!

1148 days ago
35.

RA King    

He is likely scared enough to try anything. Treatment will probably help. Seems like a good step to take-whether he resigns or not.

1148 days ago
36.

char    

Weiner is doing this so he won't have to resign. His Democratic colleagues are asking him to. He's going to get evaluated and treatment for what being stupid and perverted?

1148 days ago
37.

Chatnboy    

the calm before the resignation!!!!he is TOAST!!!he can only blame himself and nobody else on this thing that he himself allowed!!!!

1148 days ago
38.

Marc    

LOL WTF There is no treatment for being a doucebag. He is trying to lay low till it blows over. Coward.

1148 days ago
39.

who dat    

This is right out of the crisis management playbook. Run to rehab when the pressure gets turned up.

He needs treatment for narcissism. I no longer have any empathy for his wife if she stays with him. She deserves whatever she gets from this point forward.

1148 days ago
40.

Sophie    

Does this mean he'll be dating Kat von D next? (After his wife pulls a Sandra Bullock, does the smart thing, and takes off to raise the upcoming baby on her own?)

1148 days ago
41.

sunnyroberto    

Next week, he'll say he's bipolar in addition to being a sex adict.

In reality he's a degenerate. I wonder if his wife has been reading up on Lorena Bobbitt????

1148 days ago
42.

nanunanu    

I wonder if he'll claim he was abused as a child?

1148 days ago
43.

ZB    

He isn't ill...he isn't a sex addict...he is male...or even more accurate...human...we like to think people want us or find us appealing...and with all the people who grovel to him as a man in power...I am sure its flattering and offers get thrown at him a lot more than the average Joe so yeah its probably tough to say NO. So basically I say...human nature.....having said that....

married barely a year? and numerous flirtations?...D O G...just because its the nature of the beast doesn't mean you have to act on it.

1148 days ago
44.

ManiacalZebra    

Ah, yes. The "I screwed up so I'm going to rehab as a PR move" leave of absence. Has that ever really worked?

1148 days ago
45.

CriticAl    

R-E-S-I-G-N!!!

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