Weiner Heads to Treatment, Takes Leave from Congress

Delaying what would have been an awkward return to D.C. next week, Rep. Weiner’s spokeswoman said the embattled congressman left this morning “to seek professional treatment” and “will request a short leave of absence” from Congress.

The statement comes in response to Democratic leaders, including his New York colleague, DCCC Chairman, Rep. Steve Israel, calling for Weiner’s resignation.

The statement from Weiner’s spokeswoman, Risa Heller:

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person. In light of that, he 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. 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.”

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    As I have said before it only gets worse and worse.

    How long has been doing this and have any members of the press had “Sex” with him or were the r  ever shown pictures ?

    Lets not forget Barbara Walters and her “Love Affair” that was kept secret for 30 years.

    He dated many members of the “MEDIA” it is time for them to come clean.

    This also rises the point of Legislatures and their staff having affairs with “Reporters” 

    Each side needs the “Other” and who says the “Public” has a right to know 

    You know who you are and sooner or later it will come out 

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High