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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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121.

MetalStar    

What's up with everyone calling this guy a loser ? He's a Weiner !

1199 days ago
122.

SilverJ    

This was his concession to not resigning!

Treatment only helps when someone really wants it and recognizes he needs it, he didn't want it until asked to resign.

I hope someone in Congress objects (doubtful) to his leave of absence, things would really get interesting then.

1199 days ago
123.

shari francis    

of course they want him gone he is a disgrace!! he was a rep in congress and he is expected to maintain professionalism in public that's what representative means !! would anyone want him to represent them??? i know i don't!!

1199 days ago
124.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Here is an article from last Wednesday re: Weiner. I found it by accident. It's about how the people, who supported him, are pissed off.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/atlantic/2011060...8/pl_atlantic/democratsdonorsclintonseveryonesmadweiner38613

Yeah, the hypocrisy from Bill Clinton is an obvious one, and he forgets that he was the President at the time, regardless of your opinion of that situation. The comments that stood out to me were:

1). After Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized for his digital indiscretions, she demanded, "How can you explain that somebody can be so smart but so stupid?" The outraged woman on the phone call was not Weiner's wife, but Rep. Nydia Velázquez, a fellow New York Democrat. Velázquez responded by saying, "The most important thing in this business is credibility"

2). Weiner's campaign donors are furious because Weiner assured them that the underwear Twitter photo that started it all was the product of a "vast right-wing conspiracy." He assured them "Everything is going to be fine." One donor said, "I'm just hoping this doesn't get worse."

comment about #1: No matter how intelligent you are, arrogance seems to erase common sense. "Credibility" ??? Seriously, we, the public are not aware "that" exists in politics....

comment about #2: I really hate the "Ping-Pong" game, where each party goes back and forth, blaming each other for what usual turns out to be the one that does the accusing, is usually the one, who's fault it is.

My opinion is not about the parties, because they both leave a lot to be desired. I'm just sick of the BS on all sides.

1199 days ago
125.

what a beautiful day     

GOOD RIDDENS **********CREEP*********


don't come back now.. ya hear?

1199 days ago
126.

Jim    

@St James III ... lol

Weiner really lives up to his name. He is using stall tactics to keep his job. It was said that his wife was so excited that he was a congressman. So he wants to keep that title. Its all he has in his life. He is just a good talker ... not smart, not skilled, not many things ... just good at talking like most politicians. I would rather have a person in there that worked more than they talked. This is a strike against all politicians .. our tax dollars at work to support good talkers.

1199 days ago
127.

koko    

Why you people not worry more about the billions in multiple wars, the debt or the lack of education to ever fattening Am kids with juvenile diabetes and more instead of acting holier than thou, pointing fingers, demanding he lose his job and be punished.? Seriously, have you look into yourself? The stats are clear, Americans are using the Internet as a sex tool and all boundaries are being thrown out the window. I am certain, many of these judges here demanding he be thrown out in the street and ostracized have their own online skeletons. You are all hateful hypocrites without shame. Let the guys and his wife work it out. Really, really check on your kids caz that is one group sexting more than anyone else!

1199 days ago
128.

Shawn    

Hit the Road Weiner your a Loser!!!!

1199 days ago
129.

Kelly Rollins    

Weiner is excited. He's already sign up for a Photography and Photo Shop Class for his therapy!

1199 days ago
130.

marge    

GeneL said it right on. Couldn't have said it better. He's doing this rehab to save his ass that going down the drain.
He's such a sleeze ball. The Dems should have thrown his ass out the first day. None of them have any balls.

1199 days ago
131.

j    

Did Anthony Weiner, a Jew, convert to Islam to marry a Muslim?

INTERESTING ARTICLE!!http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/did-anthony-weiner-a-jew-convert-to-islam-to-marry-a-muslim/

Posted: June 9, 2011 | Author: barenakedislam | Filed under: Say WHAT? | 43 Comments

One commenter said:
I think she is a sleeper agent who was given permission to marry a non-observant Jew. After marriage she could work on him to move him into Islam.? (Why would she tolerate this (Weiner)behavior and stand by him?)

"The whole thing is incredible. A practicing Muslim directly advising the Secretary of State. What better way to influence U.S. foreign policy. Slap forehead. This is absolutely amazing".


Omar Abu-Namous is the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York and he is encouraging Huma Abedin â a practicing Muslim â to stand by her husband, New York congressman Anthony Weiner.

Why would this imam support Anthony Weiner, who was raised Jewish, in a marriage with a practicing Muslim woman?

EVERY ISLAMIC SCHOLAR agrees that it is forbidden for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim. Former Muslim Walid Shoebat has translated the Arabic declarations relative to the validity of the marriage between Weiner and Abedin last year. One such publication Shoebat translated was the Al-Marsid newspaper, which reported on the Weiner/Abedin marriage specifically:


Dr. Anwar Shoeb of the faculty of Islamic law in Kuwait declared that the marriage between Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin is null and void, considering it adultery as confirmed in the Sharia position, prohibiting the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim, regardless of whether he is a Jew or a Christian. In this case, he assured the invalidity of the marriage certificate between them.

Abu-Namous is in direct opposition to his Islamic superiors? Why? Huma Abedin was raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2007, the New York Observer wrote (in an article no longer available but cross-posted at FreeRepublic.com) that her mother is a professor in Saudi Arabia and that her father was an Islamic scholar before his death.

Weiner was raised Jewish but admitted to growing up in a non-religious household. If Abedin remains a practicing Muslim and her religion forbids her from marrying a non-Muslim, isnât she failing to practice Islam? Wouldnât that be the case unless Weiner converted to Islam? The New York Times reported that Weiner âsometimes fasts with her (Abedin) during Ramadan.â This would indicate that the congressman is more amenable to practicing Islam than Abedin is to practicing Judaism.


It was widely rumored that Huma was Hillary's lesbian lover

Before people should start believing that Abu-Namous is of the more moderate persuasion, consider what he was quoted as saying in 2001:


A unified Muslim state would be the ideal instrument to convince the world that Islam is the last version of Godâs word. God meant his word to be obeyed.

Moreover, Abu-Namous spoke alongside the director of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) at the First National Summit of Imams and Rabbis. ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood group. Abu-Namous is on record as having said there was no conclusive evidence that Muslim were responsible for the September 11th attacks. Ironically, former ground zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a permanent trustee with with the ICC. Abu-Namousâs predecessor at the ICC blamed the Jews for 9/11.

Presiding over the wedding of Weiner and Abedin was none other than Bill Clinton. It took place at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY on Long Island â barely more than thirty miles from the ICC where Abu-Namous served as the imam.


If Huma stays with Weiner, it might be because in Islam, a man can have 4 wives and any number of mistresses

The Al-Marsid newspaper reported what Bill Clinton said. Shoebat translated: Clinton spoke, presiding at the wedding about how the two met and how Abedin rejected Weiner in the beginning but the persistence of the latter did not make him give upâ¦.

Did Abedin reject Weiner because he was not Muslim? Why is a New York imam with ties to the ISNA and Feisal Abdul Rauf defending a non-Muslim male with a Muslim female?

Perhaps there is a more important question that needs to be answered. Did a secular Jewish man convert to Islam or did his (still) practicing Muslim wife abandon her religion by marrying him?

1199 days ago
132.

SilverJ    

The Dem can't throw him out Marge.

There must be ethics hearings,an investigation, testimony and Weiner gets to present his side of it, and a decision by the ENTIRE body of Congress as to what sanction to apply, like throwing him out.

1199 days ago
133.

TLC    

I just cant believe that their are so maqny perverts in office , but yet they've taken our rights away to play poker online OMG they are worried about us using our own money and taking the chance and not hurting anyone!! But yet look at all these perverts on computers in office!! BRING POKER BACK!!!

1199 days ago
134.

Steve H    

Oh well, at least he's "seeking treatment" (the politician's version of going on TV and crying and saying Jesus forgives him), which is more than John Ensign, Bobby Vitter, Elliot Spitzer, Larry Craig or Mark Sanford did.

1199 days ago
135.

Allison    

He's only doing this because he got caught. If he hadn't gotten caught, he'd simply continue this pathetic behavior. This man is a true egomaniac, narcissistic loser and is not fit to be a member of congress. It sickens me to be represented by people like this. gag.

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