Another democrat caught in a lie. He has a wife. Full storyRep. Weiner Admits to Sending Lewd Twitter Photo, Acknowledges Other Explicit Conversations
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., admitted Monday that he sent a lewd photo to a woman over Twitter after initially claiming he was hacked. Saying he is "deeply ashamed," he also said he's had explicit conversations with six women over the last three years, some of which occurred after he got married in 2010.
But the seven-term congressman said he would not resign, expressing hope that he could win back the trust of his constituents.
"This was me doing a dumb thing and doing it repeatedly and then lying about it," Weiner said. "And that's all there is."
The congressman got choked up several times as he delivered his remarks and afterward took questions from the media, particularly as he discussed his wife -- Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He said he has apologized to his wife and, though she was not present at the press conference, said they have "no intention of splitting up." He said she was "not happy" about his actions. Taking the podium on Monday, Weiner spoke far more bluntly. "The picture was of me and I sent it," he said, adding that he sent it as a "joke."