Couldn't happen to a bigger jerk
Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner admits tweeting lewd photo, and more
The Democratic congressman from New York admits sending a sexually suggestive photo to a college student and inappropriate contact with other women online. He says he won't resign.
Reporting from Los Angeles and New York—Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner was a nearly ubiquitous media presence last week, making the rounds of TV news shows to protest his innocence: No, the New York congressman said repeatedly, he did not tweet a sexually suggestive photo of himself from the waist down to a college student. Perhaps his Twitter account had been hacked.
But Monday, in a teary news conference in New York City, Weiner, 46, 'fessed up. He said he had lied repeatedly out of embarrassment and shame. He had indeed sent the photo to the woman in Washington state, and he also had inappropriate online contact with several others over the last three years.
"I did a regrettable thing, and for that I
apologize," Weiner said. "I believe what I did demonstrates a
deep personal failing."