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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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61.

Chris    

What law did he break??

1200 days ago
62.

Chris    

What law did he break??

1200 days ago
63.

Progressive Gurl    

DANDEE: Great point. If you're going to be an attack dog for your party, better make sure you are squeaky clean. He knew he had political enemies. And he saw his Republican collegue forced to resign two months ago(the married congressman who posted a pic of himself on craigslist).

That goes for politicians on BOTH sides of the isle. If you're gonna be grandstanding on the floor-calling other politicians out, then watch your own back and be responcible.

1200 days ago
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PRO US    

Why does a self described superhero with a cape and a very important and busy person need treatment?

1200 days ago
65.

obama'saracist    

he is just going to take a summer vacation on the tax payers dime until the morons of new york forget

1199 days ago
66.

Marie    

Oh boy

1199 days ago
67.

PRO US    

When he says he's going away for treatment maybe he means he's going to be neutered/castrated? That might solve the problem. At least he would be less likely to send women pictures of his package?

1199 days ago
68.

george fudge!    

Is Weiner going to perv rehab or twitter & sexting school for dummies?

He should move in with the French perv, ex-IMF director ... they can bbq frankfurters and share their favorite perv pickup lines.

1199 days ago
69.

Jodi    

Translation: he's going to a sex clinic for treatment of his whorish ways. LOL.

1199 days ago
70.

McG    

The only thing he's really determined is that his bravado wasn't working, so he's taking the sympathy route. Since we don't know what this "course of treatment" is for, let's hope it's for breaking his habitual lying problem.

1199 days ago
71.

??    

Funny how we never seek treatment until we get caught with our hand in the cookie jar (or in this case the porn stars pants. Doesn't even have the balls to resign like so many of his colleagues have in the past when caught. Well I guess if you are just an online pervert and your wife (oh yea she is Hillary's aid) is okay with it why give up the paycheck. What a loser and how stupid are out representatives to do stupid stuff like this in today's world.

1199 days ago
72.

gutsygirl    

Shades of Patrick Kennedy. When all else fails...play the rehab card.

1199 days ago
73.

brent    

Ok, so what you are saying is that Weiner is pulling out? ;0)

1199 days ago
74.

Daved    

I guess he's going to "pull out" for a short time. Nothing short about that !

1199 days ago
75.

Boopsie2008    

Trump's most dramatic statement is that Weiner lied, so he should never, ever, run for public office again.

Remember this when Donald Trump runs for mayor of NYC, since he lied about his "investigators" in Hawaii and Lawrence O'Donnell called him on it. And his shock about the effect on poor Weiner's wife? Here's my response: Marla, Marla, Marla.

1199 days ago
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