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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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46.

wtf    

what does this have to do with celebs?

so is TMZ a political site now?

1126 days ago
47.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

He is so UGLY. He probably could never get a date in High School or College. Now he thinks he's so powerful being in
Congress that he can do anything he wants. RESIGN, you nasty MORON !!!!

1126 days ago
48.

NeverMind    

Hmmm... He looked quite healthy on those pics...

1126 days ago
49.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Smart. Come back after the Labor Day recess. His approval ratings will suffer, but in a few years he'll be back.

1126 days ago
50.

mousetrap    

Ahhhh, he's seeking treatment. Treatment for what, you prick. Treatment for being an immature, horny *******? Treatment for behaving they way almost every red blooded male out there would if they knew they could get away with it? You really didn't do anything all that bizarre or out-of-the-ordinary. The only treatment you need is to admit you are a son of a bitch and get out of congress.

1126 days ago
51.

Chris    

What he did isn't near as bad as what Clinton did. And Clinton brought shame on the highest office in the land. If Clinton wasn't forced to resign, neither should Weiner.

1126 days ago
52.

Jaded    

He should be fired. He was elected to UPHOLD the law and he broke it. He should not resign and get benefits for life. He should get fired for lewd behavior and for lying that he was hacked. Go away, Weiner.

1126 days ago
53.

GK    

Will the taxpayers be paying for him to help himself???????? Leave of absence is a joke.

1126 days ago
54.

Anonymous527496    

Psh..this man thinks he can be cured of his ways? No!

1126 days ago
55.

DANDEE    

What a bunch of crap!!!...are you kidding me right now?...leave of absence?...if he had been caught doing this in any corporation...he would have been fired that day...lost all benefits and his pension...Resign you idiot/pervert!!!!

I don't get how he thinks everyone should be so understanding of his problems and lack of responsibility...

Good object lesson here...if you are going to be the attack dog of your party...better make sure that you are squeaky clean...coz people are watching you!

1126 days ago
56.

Kardashian H8R    

Seriously dude, change your last name.

1126 days ago
57.

Sloane    

even if he now lays low to avoid resigning--this won't go away--he needs to resign!!

1126 days ago
58.

Progressive Gurl    

Treatment is code for...there is more coming and it's all baaaaaaad. I've done things in my life I am not proud of. However nothing I needed to seek treatment for.

I predict a new development in this saga before Monday, and that it involves felonies. Trust me, this show is FAR from over.

1126 days ago
59.

kar    

Now he can learn to take the focus off his weiner

1126 days ago
60.

PRO US    

Will he donate his salary to charity while he is not working for the people during his leave of absence? Or will he keep his salary like he did while he was not working for the people while sexting women from his Congressional office during work days?

1126 days ago
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